Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sweet, sweet irony

Amazon secretly deletes Orwell's 1984 from Kindles.  Doubleplusungood.

So before you get your panties in a twist:

  • No, it wasn't all copies of 1984, just some that were published illegally
  • Yes, they refunded the money
But why secretly?  Why not  just send out an email to everyone who had bought the illegal copy and offer to replace it with a legal copy?

Can you imagine if you unknowingly bought an illegal copy of a book at a bookstore and they burgled your house to take it back?

And the fact that it was 1984 just makes it so much more delicious.

You can, by the way, get your paper copy here from Amazon. Nothing says "stop doing that" like buying more stuff from them, but what the heck, I get a small commission if you use this link.

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