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What is obidos?

on amazon.com, all links are like /exec/obidos

5:19 am on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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What the heck is obidos? in this link from amazon.com for example.

http: //www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/043935806X/numbers-like-104-0674399-1855938

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5:35 am on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It probably has nothing to do with it, but there are places called Obidos in Portugal and Brazil.


5:39 am on Jan 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I just checked on some lady writers page, clicked on the affiliate link to her book at Amazon. It was there also - looks like it's just something they do with processing those links.