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Amazon.com, Inc. and “1984″

9780451524935H.jpgAmazon.com, Inc. saw the #AmazonFail thread revived this weekend after they remotely deleted unauthorized editions of “1984” and “Animal Farm” that customers had purchased on their Kindle Readers.

According to tech journalist David Pogue, the company has refunded the Kindle users and “would not automatically remove purchased copies of Kindle books if a similar situation arose in the future.” Nevertheless, the incident generated fierce debate about how much control we will give to digital publishers: at the Digitalist, at BoingBoing, and at mediabistro.com’s Morning Media Menu.

Here’s more from Pogue’s article: “As one of my readers noted, it’s like Barnes & Noble sneaking into our homes in the middle of the night, taking some books that we’ve been reading off our nightstands, and leaving us a check on the coffee table.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.