Awesome: That's my one-word reaction to Amazon's new "local express" delivery option, which will get a Sqweel (or anything else) to your door the same day you order it.


You've gotta order between 10am and 1pm, and it's not cheap: You're talking like a $15 delivery fee, unless you're an Amazon Prime member, and it's only an extra $6. (Then again, if you're stuck inside with swine flu, $15 is a pretty small price to pay to stay wrapped up in blankets in bed while somebody else fetches your shopping list.)

The new service is being tested in 7 cities: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Seattle are the first, with Indianapolis and Phoenix coming later. Everybody else, well obviously you don't live anywhere cool enough to deserve it. [Bits]