“As Amazon’s ambitions to speed up delivery times and handle more of its own deliveries has grown, rural America has posed the thorniest logistical and financial challenges. While delivery drivers in cities and suburbs might be able to deliver two dozen packages per hour or more, the distance between homes in rural and other remote communities means drivers can only handle half that amount or less, making deliveries to these locales more costly.” Amazon’s surprising new delivery partners: Rural mom-and-pop shops. (Now would be a good time to reflect on today’s top story about centralization and the internet.)