[Novalug] The pen is mightier then the sword ...
varokan at movingsatellites.com
Sat Jul 18 06:48:12 EDT 2009
You probably heard about the George Orwell disaster on the Kindle (
.. and may I add 1984 off all books ...
So this sets off an immediately allergic reaction to my German history
classes. The Nazis organized several "Buecherverbrennungen" under the
title "Aktion wider den undeutschen Geist" ( action against the
un-German spirit ).
/This was done for a very good ( read evil ) reason as the Nazis were
trying to control what Germans were allowed to read. The rest is history
so to say.
The kindle allows to get the exact same result without the fire. A mass
extinction of knowledge and suppression of opposing ( political or
otherwise ) opinions. What ever happened to the first amendment ?
So the question is; isn't that the same as if a "Barns and Noble"
employee comes into your house and removes some books off your shelfs
and giving you a refund simply because the one side of the deal ( buying
a book ) wants to get out of it ?
What would you say/do in this situation ?
Ps. //"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
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