When Justin Gawronski of Michigan recently turned on his Kindle 2, he was shocked to see the digital copy of George Orwell's "1984" he purchased vanish before his eyes along with all of the notes he took regarding the dangers of totalitarianism.
"I totally panicked the hard drive crashed or something," said Justin.
"But 'Fahrenheit 451' and a ton of other stuff like that was still there so Big Brother was like...I don't know."
The online retail giant Amazon.com who sells the Kindle readers contends that a third party offering the book did not own the rights to sell it.
A complaint filed by Justin et al believe that Amazon.com has no more right to delete the files as they would to enter someone's home and remove property purchased from their store.
"All my notes: gone in an instant," said Justin with a tear.
"Take the book, but I want my notes back!" he cried.
"At least my teacher said I can get credit for writing about the lawsuit," he tried to say with a smile.
The Spoof contacted technology consulting firm Aeon Tree who suggested immediate molecular scanning of the memory core to retrieve the lost data before overwriting makes it impossible to save the information.
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