Today is my last day as an official Amazon employee. I've been on leave of absence for three months and have decided not to return at this time.
This was not an easy decision - recently I was talking with a team at Amazon about a project they have started and it's exactly the kind of thing I've been wanting to build for years - but there are some other things I'd like to work on elsewhere.
I think Amazon is great, they have smart people and are in a great position to grow the Web. I expect to continue to see great things launched by the people at Amazon and really, really look forward to the project my friends are building.
Thanks for everything!