Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Irony Overload: the Amazon Kindle Debacle -- Plus Commentary!

In a nutshell: Amazon recently deleted copies of George Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984 from the Kindles of its customers. Seriously. 1984.

OK, now check out this analysis, which contains commentary on Amazon's "lawyerspeak" response from someone surnamed . . . OK, wait for it . . . KAFKA.

I can't make this stuff up!

Anyway, fabulous quote from the article:
Information-controlling companies want to avoid the label Orwellian, but it certainly doesn't help when the thing you're being Orwellian about is the work of George Orwell.
More here from an unhappy technophile.

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