Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jul 2009 21:46 UTC
In the News Every now and then, these news items cross your path that simply don't need any words or imagery in order to make an impact. This is definitely one of those. You all know Amazon's Kindle, right? It's Amazon's successful e-book reader which allows you to buy a subset of Amazon's book catalogue in electronic form. Well, the term "buy" doesn't really apply here. Update: In a rare case of company mea culpa, Amazon has explained that deleting the books was a bad idea, and they assured us it won't happen again. The issue here was that the publisher behind the two Orwell books in the Kindle Store did not have the rights to sell these books, and after Amazon was informed by the rightsholder, they removed the books. Still, according to the NYT, more books were deleted from Kindles, even though Amazon doesn't have the right to do so according to its own TOS.
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RE: Newspeak
by eric_niebler on Sat 18th Jul 2009 05:44 UTC in reply to "Newspeak"
eric_niebler
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Actually, electronic books are equal to hard copies of books. It's just that some copies are more equal than others.


Well played, sir.

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