The Amazon Dash button was a physical interface to digital shopping
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In todays digital age, it can sometimes feel like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives devices. Button of the Month is a column that looks at some of these buttons and switches on devices both old and new to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level.
Shopping on Amazon is a vastly digital experience. Until the last few years, there hasnt been a physical way to go and buy things from Amazon. For the overwhelming majority of Amazon purchases, theres still no checkout lane, no aisles to browse, no physical interactions at all famously, the companys One Click software removes nearly all barriers between wanting something and buying it.
Amazons now-defunct Dash buttons small,…