Celebrity endorsements have been around for a long time, but it’s usually actors, wrestlers, or athletes who are enduring a photoshoot with a random product. That said, every now and again, it’s a science fiction author who’s promoting something.
Ray Bradbury is one of my favorite sci-fi writers. I read his books and watched the movies adapted from his books—Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 is a must watch—but I've never heard him talk. This video illustrates the audio from a 1974 interview where he shares his thoughts about science and the universe.
If you haven't read it, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is about a dystopian future where books are illegal and destroyed in an attempt to suppress the populace. And as the title implies: fire is the weapon of choice for eradicating literature.
Good old Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451, among other sci-fi classics) let loose with a little bit of the crazy when speaking of Yahoo! and the Internet as a whole. He classified the Internet as "meaningless" and "distracting."