All Things Distributed
2.223 million pre-orders on our sites world-wide. 1.4 million on Amazom.com alone. These orders trickled in over the period of 5.5 months, but from a distributed systems perspective today is the day as these orders go en-masse from pre-orders to orders, being charged and delivered. It is one smooth operation. The planning for single day delivery is truly impressive, especially on the supply-chain, transportation and fulfillment side where we need to do this without impacting the regular delivery flow. 1.3M books are being delivered today weighing close to 1700 tons. The excitement that our customers have for this book absolutely rubs off on anyone involved with the process and it was absolutely marvelous to see the kids run out of their houses when the UPS truck arrived in our street.