NO to Amazon Kindle

July 17, 2009 at 8:16 pm | Posted in Rants, Technology | Leave a comment

A few days ago, I was seriously considering buying an Amazon Kindle since the price went from $359 to $299. However, this morning, I saw what DRM can do – hundreds of people who bought books by George Orwell found that Amazon had deleted their books and refunded the purchase price. So much for the idea of the Kindle being the electronic equivalent of a book. It is all the more ironic given the books in question.

Note the weasel words in the above article – Amazon says they are “changing our systems so that in the future we will not remove books from customers’ devices in these circumstances“.

Amazon, you just lost a sale. I will never buy anything with DRM from you again, unless you “change your system to that in the future you will not remove books from customer’s devices under any circumstances“.


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