Amazon can't delete "content" from my kindle, because it has never seen an internet connection. It has never seen an internet connection because I don't like the idea that amazon can delete my books. As a side effect, I can't buy ebooks from Amazon.
To get me back into their ebook ecosystem, Amazon would have to modify the kindle such that they are technologically incapable of deleting my books, even if compelled to do so by law.
Yes, you're correct that you can look at literally 100% of people who lost weight and say "they ate less than they burned!!", but that doesn't mean that telling a fat person to "eat less than they burn" is in any way helpful, since the only way to determine how much you burn is to keep track of your calories in and how much weight you've lost over a particular time period, then calculate your burn rate after the fact.
It's like someone asking you how they can make money, and you tell them "It's simple math, you just have to buy low and sell high, you fucking retard!"
For internet access, you can start by eliminating all local monopolies and providing equal right-of-way to anyone who wants to lay new infrastructure, or at least requiring (and rigorously auditing (this part is important)) that infrastructure owners provide equal access and equal customer service to competitors.
It's not a free market situation unless I can choose between Comacast, TWC, AT&T, Verizon, DSL Extreme, and Jimmy-Joe's Old Fashioned Internet Access all at the same address.
And the backlash was huge on reddit and slashdot, but almost completely non-existent among the general console game market.
Fixed This For You
Speaking with IGN last week, Whitten revealed that "like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won't be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor."
That's pretty clear. It seems to be stating that you can actually unplug it, and that text you're quoting is probably describing the separate ability to turn it off in software.