Amazon chief Jeff Bezos apologizes for stupid corporate behavior related to vaporizing Kindle content:
This is an apology for the way we previously handled illegally sold copies of 1984 and other novels on Kindle. Our "solution" to the problem was stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles. It is wholly self-inflicted, and we deserve the criticism we've received. We will use the scar tissue from this painful mistake to help make better decisions going forward, ones that match our mission.
With deep apology to our customers,
Founder & CEO
We all have our various beefs with Amazon and other mega-retailers of the future/current moment, but it's nothing less than impressive the way this company and its leadership has always in the best way(s) possible, really rolled with the vibe, possibility, and potential of a truly new way of building a better world through commerce and connection. I'm also tempted to wish that Bezos would go into politics, but wouldn't that be a tragedy?
Full disclosure: Bezos is a supporter of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.