Just One of the Reasons Why Amazon is a Truly Magnificent Operation That Continues to Define the Possibilities of Cyperspace…


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,

Jeff Bezos
Founder & CEO

More here.

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?

Bezos was one of our 35 heroes of freedom a few years back. Reason's coverage of Bezo here.

Full disclosure: Bezos is a supporter of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.