The Dark Side of the Cloud

Whilst not strictly ‘in the cloud’, services like Amazon’s kindle apparently have the ability to reach across the ether and meddle with items that consumers thought that they owned. A Techdirt story today on how Amazon cancelled a customer’s account (apparently because he returned to many faulty purchases). Which is all well and good, but when the account was cancelled, access to already purchased kindle titles was zapped. And his kindle turned into an expensive door stopper (well if it was a kindle mark 1,  it is the right shape).

Not how I’d choose to promote electronic reading – and another reason why some people are suspicious of all this digital malarky. The lunatic is on the grass…


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