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Amazon CEO Apologizes for Kindle Book Deletion

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief of, posted a short but succinct apology for removing books from Kindles; Amazon didn't have the right to sell those books, but Bezos acknowledged that the removal was "stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles." For background, see "Double Plus Ungoods: Amazon Unpublishes Orwell," 2009-07-19.

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