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High School Student Suing Amazon After They Deleted Homework From His Kindle

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Forget blaming it on the dog, thanks to Amazon students have a 21st century excuse for lost homework. When Amazon foolishly yanked 1984 from thousands of Kindles, Justin Gawronski's electronic notes for a summer assignment became useless.


Now a class action lawsuit has been filed that seeks punitive damages for those affected by the deletion as well as an injunction that forbids Amazon from improperly accessing Kindles in the future. Granted, after the fallout and subsequent Bezos apology, there probably wasn't much risk of Amazon crossing the line again. Still, I agree that they had this coming.


Again, the fact that Orwell's 1984 is at the center of all of this controversy is one of those delicious coincidences that is impossible to ignore. [Trading Markets]

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While I allot a certain amount of faith in my electronics to store important information, an education, being a collectively greater investment gets the extra precautions. If I take notes, it's going to be on a tried and true analog format (paper), or if I do take electronic notes with my laptop, I'll print them out the same day. While Amazon eats a bag of dicks for this, let this be a lesson to trusting your electronics to be the sole means of recording important course material.