LEAGUE OF KINDLE-BASHERS ALERT: The explanation for the latest Kindle fiasco only drives home what a bad deal the device is. The central issue here isn't whether Amazon had a legitimate reason to delete the books. It isn't even whether it handled the situation well from a customer-relations point of view (though it clearly didn't). It's the fact that it has the power to control what's on your Kindle in the first place. Would you want your ISP to be able to undo the downloads on your laptop? Why would you want your ebook reader to give you any less autonomy?