Sun 26 July 2009, The Observer
The original Big Brother is watching you on Amazon Kindle
By John Naughton
One of my most treasured possessions is a copy of George Orwell 's Nineteen Eighty-Four, a battered paperback which has seen better days. I've lent it to countless people, and every time it's come back more rumpled than before. Some of the pages have coffee stains on them; the spine is cracked; the cover has fold marks from being hurriedly stuffed into raincoat pockets. It may look a mess, but it's still readable. And it's mine.