Selling like futuristic hot cakes. If they have those.

Sales Of Orwell’s Dystopian ’1984′ Have Spiked With News Of NSA Surveillance

There’s a hot book on the scene — have you heard about it? It’s this wacky vision of a dystopian future where the government is always listening. And oh yeah, it’s George Orwell’s 1984, which was published 64 years ago. Sales of the futuristic cautionary tale to society have been hopping in the wake of the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, with one edition jumping from No. 73797 to No. 125 on the Amazon.com best-seller list. [More]

Kindle Deletions: Amazon Ate Student's Homework

Kindle Deletions: Amazon Ate Student's Homework

I was never much for writing in books in school, though I did use Post-Its frequently. Which is a precursor to leaving digital notes in a Kindle edition of the book. A Michigan high school student is one of the parties in a class action suit against Amazon because in deleting the unauthorized MobileReference edition of 1984, the company effectively ate his homework.

Amazon Deletes Your Books, Has Always Been At War With Eastasia

Amazon Deletes Your Books, Has Always Been At War With Eastasia

Sure, electronic books are portable and have all sorts of advantages. But Borders has not, to date, broken into my house and stolen back my copy of The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide.

Airline Loyalty Programs Don’t Make Sense Anymore

Airline Loyalty Programs Don’t Make Sense Anymore