I have many paper books and I also have a quite a few electronic books. I don't think that the E-book will replace the paper book anytime soon and hope that Amazon's concept for providing E-book's dies a quick death.
For those who are not familiar with Amazon's 'Kindle' it is an electronic E-book reader that can wirelessly connect to the Amazon store allowing you to download and read many book titles.
Unlike many other E-book readers the 'Kindle' E-books use a form of DRM to prevent you from reading those titles on another reader and selling on or giving away your second hand E-books.
More worryingly it is possible for Amazon to remotely 'erase' books that you have already purchased!
Recently two books which had been available for download from the Amazon store for three months were erased in just this manner, the customers had their credit cards refunded however obviously may people weren't too happy to find that items which they presumed they owned could be snatched back in this fashion.
Ironically the two titles in question were George Orwell's '1984' and 'Animal Farm'.
An Amazon spokesman reportedly commented "The war has always been with Eastasia".
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