Ray Bradbury: "To Hell With the Internet!"

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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."


Bradbury was speaking in defense of public libraries, and recounted an anecdote of Yahoo! asking him if one of his works could be made available on the Internet. Bradbury's reply? "To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet." He further elaborated, "It's distracting. It's meaningless; it's not real. It's in the air somewhere."

Old people are funny sometimes. [NY Times, image also via NY Times]

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I have some respect for what Ray Bradbury wrote as it was very interesting on many levels, but he is obviously out of touch with reality. I wonder what color the sky is on his planet.