18 July 2009

More Adventures in Irony.

The Kindle is supposed to be the "next big thing" in books. An electronic book, capable of storing your entire library, allowing you to read great classics anywhere.

Until a publisher decides he doesn't really want electronic copies out there, and convinces Amazon.com to yank them back.

The best part? Amazon yanked freaking Animal Farm and 1984, both by George Orwell.

Now, not that I'm a smart-ass or anything, but if someone were to go to another site in another country where Orwell's works have passed into the public domain, who am I to stop them? Naturally, I would never, ever link to such a site. That would be wrong. But as they say, some wrongs are more equal than others. :)


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