#963 S773 Is Book Banning In Our future How Easy Would It Be
TI who uses the Library for its Internet service told me yesterday that
books were being listed that would be banned. They were on the desk
with plain wrapper hiding the covers from patrons. This may have been a
protest I'm not sure. On the list was, "George Orwell's 1984", "A Brave New World
" and Animal Farm
among others. These Books were encouraged when I went to school and
"Animal Farm" was an assignment. I found examples of libraries doing
this in the past on the Internet only to have the ban over turned.
Below is a new scenario though with Amazon deleting books like these
from peoples electronic reader accounts. If the day comes
aren't needed and we all have electronic readers we may wake one day to
find we have witnessed Hitler's book burning in a new way.
same might be said for for Jay Rockefeller's bills S773 and S778 where
the executive branch wants the right to shut down the Internet.
Just a note: Microwaving books that are deteriorating can help preserve
them by killing the organisms devouring them..............the same is
being done to us, isn't it.
Slate: The future and what to do about it.
Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-FourHow Amazon's remote deletion of e-books from the Kindle
paves the way for book-banning's digital future.By Farhad ManjooPosted Monday, July 20, 2009, at 5:53 PM ETAmazon.com
CEO Jeff Bezos
with a KindleLet's
give Amazon the benefit of the doubt—its explanation for why it deleted
some books from customers' Kindles actually sounds halfway defensible.
week a few Kindle owners awoke to discover that the company had reached
into their devices and remotely removed copies of George Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. Amazon explained that the books
had been mistakenly published, and it gave customers a full refund. It
turns out that Orwell wasn't the first author to get flushed down the
Kindle's memory hole. In June, fans of Ayn Rand
suffered the same fate—Amazon removed Atlas Shrugged
, The Fountainhead
, and The Virtue of Selfishness
, with an explanation that it had "recently discovered a problem".........
Rockefeller's S773, S778 and Internet Cybersecurity ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Q3O6VUh2E