"But even if you assumed that industrial civilization would continue along
present lines (an impossibility, as we know from physics), do you think poor
people, who are the overwhelming majority of the world, will be buying
Kindles and paying to download books from Amazon?"
Small but important point: with the Kindle, you're not purchasing content.
You're purchasing a license to read it. A friend of mine downloaded a book,
and for some reason (copyright infringement or something along those lines)
it was "recalled" and her account credited, apologies made, and it just flat
vanished from her Kindle.
As if she'd never bought it.
Now I ask you, how "1984" is that?
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