27 July 2009 - 15:09Irony Impaired?

New York Times published a story about the fuss that was made when Amazon erased purchased copies of “1984″ that had been sold by an unlicensed book dealer.

Much of the article is about how people are disturbed by the, um, “Big Brother” like control Amazon keeps over its customers through Kindle’s DRM.

But they never actually use the term “big brother” nor do they seem to get that the book involved was … 1984!

(That link is to the paperback edition.  I think the irony level would have been too high if I’d linked to the Kindle edition.)

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