Kindle Controversy

It sounds like something out of George Orwell: E-book editions of 1984 and Animal Farm have been vanishing from people’s personal Kindles. I might add that these e-books have been purchased and fully paid for.

Amazon, at the request of an Orwellian publisher, has been repossessing these e-books without permission and refunding the purchase price. (More commentary here, plus my three verse limerick about this outrageous invasion of privacy, plus an update about Amazon’s welcome Kindle policy change.)

Update: If you would like to read this general humor blog on your Kindle reader you can subscribe right here.

If you would like to read my other political satire blog on your Kindle device, you can subscribe right here.

And my limerick about Kindle blogs is here.

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5 Responses to “Kindle Controversy”

  1. Chris R says:

    Wow! The irony. While I can understand why Amazon wanted to delete these items; the manner in which they did so leaves a very uncomfortable feeling.

    I may still buy a Kindle. I just need to go into it understanding what I am getting myself into.

  2. madkane says:

    Chris, I was on the verge of buying one. Now I’m not so sure. :)

  3. Steve Nance says:

    Oceania has always been at war with East Asia. We were never at war with Eurasia. You claim you have documentary proof that we were? Look at your kindle; it’s right there. We have always been at war with East Asia.

    Stalin could only dream of it; it took the ever-inventive “free market” to make it a reality.

  4. Lisa says:

    Backs up my theory that regular oldfashion paper based books are better. :-)

  5. Jimmie Jones says:

    title-ode to bill and glen.- fox news had some stories to tell,who can we get totell them cried they.? oh now we know,bill and glen will go. with bills big lying trap and glens so full of it, you know he’s full of crap.they don’t mind if every one thinks that are nutty so we at fox can mold them like they are silly putty.glen can rant about the left-wing agenda,you know for the loony bin he is a contenda. and big mouth bill his madness is ever so shrill, he can abuse women and pretend he’s a saint, but a choir boy he sure ain’t