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Ray Bradbury on The Internet
“To Hell with the Internet”… Kudos to the Premier of Pedestrian V. Automobile, from a recent nytimes article: [full link]
Fiscal threats to libraries deeply unnerve Mr. Bradbury, who spends as much time as he can talking to children in libraries and encouraging them to read.
The Internet? Donâ€™t get him started. â€œThe Internet is a big distraction,â€ Mr. Bradbury barked from his perch in his house in Los Angeles, which is stuffed silly with enormous stuffed animals, videos, DVDâ€™s, wooden toys, photographs and books, with things like the National Medal of Arts sort of tossed on a table.
â€œYahoo called me eight weeks ago,â€ he said, voice rising. â€œThey wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? â€˜To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.â€™ â€
â€œItâ€™s distracting,â€ he continued. â€œItâ€™s meaningless, itâ€™s not real. Itâ€™s in the air somewhere.â€
A Yahoo spokeswoman said it was impossible to verify Mr. Bradburyâ€™s account without more details.
But how does it fit in with increased library use linked to homelessness? I suppose, at least, you can sleep in libraries. The internets sure dont keep you dry in a monsoon.
interestingly enough, the times also seems to have a curated ray bradbury aggregator page here. Though if its curated by human, or by machine, only the october country knows.
June 19, 2009
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