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Why can't my websites get along?

Today, I did something pretty normal for this day and age, but I had to do it in contortions to get around limitations driven solely by greed, not technology. All I wanted to do was read a page of reviews from Google Reader, find the books on Amazon, and send the wish list to someone on my GMail contact list.

Now, under nicer conditions, this would have been really easy. The books would have been automatically highlighted and assoicated with the entries on Amazon, and actions tied to them for adding to my wish list, and the form at Amazon would let me pick an address from my GMail contact list. Why doesn't this work already? I'm not saying I expect it to right now, I'm actually seriously asking: What needs to happen for this to work?

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