27 July, 2009


Most of you probably have read about the Amazon Kindle and Orwell's 1984 incident, but for those who haven't or those interested in a good insight in what it really means for our society, the article I link below is a good read.

Last week a few Kindle owners awoke to discover that the company had reached into their devices and remotely removed copies of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. (...) Amazon was only trying to look after publishers' intellectual property. The Orwell incident was too rich with irony to escape criticism, however. Amazon was forced to promise that it will no longer delete its customers' books.