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So, here's reason number 88 (but who's counting?) that e-books don't exactly rock my world. According to multiple sources, Amazon's recent update to the Kindle operating system (at least as downloaded from the Apple app store) made it impossible for reading devices to register with the Amazon servers. The result? Would you believe that owners' entire libraries were deleted and could not be accessed? Well, believe it.
Amazon has found the bug causing the problem and a new update is available now - but it is up to unfortunate users to download their libraries again...one book at a time. No harm done, according to Amazon. Nothing happening here, please move on.
Somehow, I can't imagine Barnes & Noble coming to my house and removing all the books on my shelves that I purchased over the years from their various brick and mortar stores - and then telling me it was all a big mistake and I can drive over to their warehouse to pick them up again. No, e-books are destined to be number two in my life for a long, long time...as in always.