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your headline of the day.
"Amazon turns 1984 into unbook"

--avclub.com on the Kindle/1984 amazonfail
http://www.avclub.com/articles/amazon-turns-1984-into-unbook,30572/

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From: ashenmote Date: July 20th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Oh, that's a good one.
nitasee From: nitasee Date: July 20th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Scary.

And I've been seriously thinking about buying a Kindle. Like, maybe this week.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 20th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Unless you have a specific need for it, I'd wait and see how the upcoming Apple tablet thingie compares. Though I doubt their policies on licensed material would be any different, considering what iTunes is like.
kosher_jenny From: kosher_jenny Date: July 21st, 2009 03:21 am (UTC) (linkage)
Someone in the metafilter thread linked to this upcoming eInk reader, which is supposedly DRM-free and has slot for an SD card and has wireless.

Apple is making a tablet computer?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 21st, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC) (linkage)
That's the rumor. Of course, Apple likes to start their own rumors, so when whatever it is comes out, it may instead be a cybernetic service dog with a pilot's license and MP3 player.
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: July 22nd, 2009 05:41 am (UTC) (linkage)
See, what I could do with right now would be a cybernetic service dog that could drive. The pilot's license would be a bonus, of course, but the important parts are the driving and the being cybernetic.
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: July 20th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC) (linkage)
"I bought it, it's mine now, assclowns!" is my thinking. Do bookstores break into your house and take back books they don't have the right to sell anymore?

WTF? I say. WTF?
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: July 20th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC) (linkage)
That would be the reason to buy, y'know, actual books.
random_nexus From: random_nexus Date: July 20th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Exactly.
I don't have any kindle or anything like that, but I sympathize with the ones who do and had their stuff yanked.
Me? I like the whole experience of a physical item in my hands, perhaps old-fashioned, but my preference, anyhoo.

Still... boogers! *grumble*
wolfy_writing From: wolfy_writing Date: July 20th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Doubleplusungood!!! :(

Seriously, my dad keeps trying to talk me into buying a Kindle. And I keep trying to explain the problem.
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