1984 remotely deleted from Amazon Kindles


In George Orwell’s “1984,” government censors erase all traces of news articles embarrassing to Big Brother by sending them down an incineration chute called the “memory hole.”

On Friday, it was “1984” and another Orwell book, “Animal Farm,” that were dropped down the memory hole — by Amazon.com.

In a move that angered customers and generated waves of online pique, Amazon remotely deleted some digital editions of the books from the Kindle devices of readers who had bought them.

This is why I will not purchase DRM protected crap, and the main reason I will never use Amazon’s e-book services. I may end up purchases an e-reader, but it would have to be “open”, unlike Amazon’s device, and it would not have this kind of direct internet link to any manufacturer. This is nutty.