Trust Amazon to do something controversial. Amazon’s patent for “One Click” raised a lot of ruckus back when it was publicized. Now, they are back with another patent. This time, it is for recording the employees packing their products. Here is an excerpt from the patent:

“One or more images of items for an order being processed at processing station of an order fulfillment center may be captured and associated with the order. Alternatively, a short video clip may be captured of the order being packaged. An electronic notification that the order has been processed may be sent to a customer associated with the order. The electronic notification may include a reference to one or more of the captured images or video clips. The customer may use a reference included in the notification to view the captured images. The customer may view captured images to verify that the order has been correctly processed. The captured images may include images of the items being packaged for shipment and may show the shipping address on the package allowing the customer to verify that indeed it is his package in the images. ”

The patent has sparked off mixed reactions. One blogger posted that he is going to patent a way to make breakfast using coffee and waffles at the same time. Another one posted that he is going to patent air. Yet another one has published an article saying that it may be time to privatize the patent process.

One thing is for sure – Amazon could have done much better than the idiotic picture which accompanies the patent. See for yourself:
Amazon patent image