John Dishon's Blog – July 2009 Archive (5)

Amazon un-publishes 1984 and Animal Farm from the Kindle

That's right. Those who bought those books now don't have them, as they have been deleted from their Kindles, their accounts credited for the price they paid.



So Amazon, via the Kindle, can take away books you have paid for, meaning when you buy a Kindle edition book, you don't really own it. Yet another reason not to buy a Kindle.…



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Added by John Dishon on July 18, 2009 at 8:06am — 3 Comments

Hemingway revealed as failed KGB spy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jul/09/hemingway-failed-kgb-spy





From the article:



"Its section on the author's secret life as a "dilettante spy" draws on his KGB file in saying he was recruited in 1941 before making a trip to China, given the cover name "Argo", and "repeatedly expressed his desire and willingness to help us" when he met Soviet agents in Havana… Continue

Added by John Dishon on July 10, 2009 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Kindle 2 Price Plunge Signals E-Book Reader Market Competition

http://www.pcworld.com/article/168098/kindle_2_price_plunge_signals_ebook_reader_market_competition.html





From the article:





"The bigger question remains, Is there a market here worth expanding? A dedicated e-book reader may enjoy a niche audience, but the question remains whether a separate device for reading digital books… Continue

Added by John Dishon on July 10, 2009 at 8:04am — 6 Comments

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