On Sunday night I was finishing up the last couple of chapters of Long Way Round, a book by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman about a motorcycle trip around the world (it’s a very good read; they’re both entertaining writers, and they had an interesting adventure).
McGregor mentions a couple of times that the book Jupiter’s Travels was an inspiration for their trip. Being an afficianado of round-the-world travel tales, I decided to order a copy for myself. At 1:30 a.m. on Monday morning.
The book shipped on Monday. It arrived at my doorstep, via regular shipping, this morning. Just slightly more than a day after I placed the order.
Google Maps says it takes 18 hours to drive from Mississauga (where Amazon’s warehouse is) to Charlottetown. That leaves only about 15 hours for the “logistics” part of the transaction. That, to me, seems simply amazing. I can’t imagine how they would get the book to me any faster.