Tuesday, July 21, 2009

One Step Closer to Revelation?

Fascinating analysis on Amazon removing books from Kindle owners without their knowledge. Appropriately entitled: “Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-Four”:

“The worst thing about this story isn't Amazon's conduct; it's the company's technical capabilities. Now we know that Amazon can delete anything it wants from your electronic reader. That's an awesome power, and Amazon's justification in this instance is beside the point. As our media libraries get converted to 1's and 0's, we are at risk of losing what we take for granted today: full ownership of our book and music and movie collections.”

And

“Most of the e-books, videos, video games, and mobile apps that we buy these days day aren't really ours. They come to us with digital strings that stretch back to a single decider.”

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