Down the Memory Hole

July 17, 2009 11:39 am

Big, big, big step backwards for the Kindle book platform. And even with a poetic twist.

It seems Amazon snuck into people’s electronic libraries overnight and deleted their George Orwell books. (I’m not clear what happened in cases where people had also saved their electronic copies to the computer in addition to their Kindle — if anyone knows, lemme know.)

The technology and execution is amazing, as I’ve noted before. But it really seems like Amazon Inc. might be too craven to make it work.

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