Thursday, July 23, 2009

Orwellian to the max

Big Business sells certain e-books to Kindle owners. Then Big Business sneaks into Kindles and mysteriously DELETES certain purchases without warning. Like a thief in the night.

George Orwell must be smirking in the afterlife. "Told you so."

The delicious irony here is that had mysteriously deleted all of Orwell's books, first the MobileReference edition of the classic
purchased for that pricey Kindle, then all those other Orwell novels offered for sale online. Talk about Big Business acting like Big Brother!

After the news leaked, it took days of widespread criticism and buckets of irony before Amazon issued a mea culpa. All that corporate tap dancing is almost amusing to watch.