George Orwell, once again, is right

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html?_r=1

In George Orwell’s “1984,” government censors erase all traces of news articles embarrassing to Big Brother by sending them down an incineration chute called the “memory hole.”

On Friday, it was “1984” and another Orwell book, “Animal Farm,” that were dropped down the memory hole — by Amazon.com.

In a move that angered customers and generated waves of online pique, Amazon remotely deleted some digital editions of the books from the Kindle devices of readers who had bought them.

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Of all of the books of all of the authors to demonstrate the power of the technology…

George must be laughing wherever he might be.

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