Well, I was on the fence about buying a kindle or amazon tablet, but this post about a very summary and disturbing experience of a user makes me think twice.
Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say had, a lot of books on her Kindle, purchased from Amazon. Suddenly, her Kindle was wiped and her account was closed. Being convinced that something wrong had happened, she sent an e-mail to Amazon, asking for help. This was the answer:
read the rest at bekkelund.net
I am not against DRM per se, but using it to reach into people’s libraries and erase their books arbitrarily is definitely not a reasonable application of the technology.
(Regarding amazon ads on this site, vestigial though they may be, are for physical items. They can’t take those back from you once they’ve sold them, at least not yet. I don’t think I’ll be linking too many more unless amazon comes through reversing this incident, it is and should be a lethal PR blow)