Fuck me, Ray Bradbury

I do like this video, always good to see sci-fi love for one of the greatest authors but he has disappointed me in the latest day with his rant “We have too many cellphones. We’ve got too many Internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.”  Ehh, what a…

Bradbury wrote darkly about bookburning in "Fahrenheit 451," but he sounds ready to use a Kindle for kindling. “I was approached three times during the last year by Internet companies wanting to put my books" on an electronic reading device, he said. "I said to Yahoo, ‘Prick up your ears and go to hell.’ " I just couldn’t belive it, I’m not a big fan of E-readers either, want my paper books but still anything to get people to read is great so his response is kinda out there.

Still enjoy the video won’t ya.

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Posted on August 18, 2010, in Fantasy/Sci-fi, Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Without sounding too much like a Luddite I agree with Ray Bradbury, the machines are taking over, at this point try to imagine me sitting in a darkened or is it padded room wrapped in baking foil LOL. Although I do have quite a few e-books, there is something unique about the feel and smell of a new book, browsing through the shelves of the local book shop rather than browsing through Amazon is heaven, the only down side is Amazon does give much better deals and like any frugal person Amazon wins out most of the time. Just to add to my paranoia I’m sure that various Government agencies are tracking me; sorry that should be us through the GPS on our sat-nav, mobile phone or every time we make a credit card transfer – another reason to discontinue the use of cheques. Deep breaths the medication is starting to work LOL. Great video.

    • am having quite a good time imagine you with your baking foil hat on 🙂 and of course they are tracking us, we are a machine society now, the creditcard companies knows more about us than our closest friends. 😀 Talk about mayhem if the system would break down… I remembered when working for Air France and the systems went down and we had to board people manually, damn… it took a long time for things to come back again after being used to the easiness of the computer but it worked. Still think that it’s not too many machines, I love the tech and the way it can help but of course also cripple one now and then.

      and yes, Amazon wins out for me too of course, money-wise the shops can’t compare to them but still love going in to a bookshop and just finding the odd new book that I crave. Aww, the smell, the new paper and I got it now, instead of waiting 3 days for it to arrive from Amazon.

  2. That’s a very interesting video, lol. Catchy song, though.

    I can kinda see where he’s coming from. There are machines everywhere that track what you’re doing and even where you’re going, but I don’t think it’s an issue of it being too many but rather, if all that information is really needed.

    It was that Will Smith movie that made me more paranoid about my spending habits. What was it called? Enemy of the State? Yeah. I know it’s fiction but that movie really made me wonder how much of that is really true.

    • thats a good point actually, same for me, am ok with computers/databases etc but the question is how it’s used and how much is stored about you, as said, the credit card companies probably know more about me than my own goverment. And yes Enemy of the state was an excellent movie showing the pitfalls of the system, am quite afraid that a lot of it is true…

  3. Police in Essex took DNA from over 30,000 children with the knowledge or permission of their parents, the schools allowed this to happen. Prior to 2001, police had to destroy samples from people subsequently proved innocent, but an amendment to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act in 2003 gave police the right to take and retain the DNA profile of anyone they arrested over the age of ten.

    Someone I did a couple of Open University courses with, a former police officer told me that emails are monitored for “trigger” phrases. So now I know “they” are out to get me LOL

    • yeah heard about that DNA sample and that I think is gross, I don’t wanna be on any lists really. It’s similar to the eyescan you have to do when you travel within the UK, I don’t know if they do actually remove that or if it’s recorded for later. Hmm, trigger phrases, well in that case I’m fucked as well 😀

  4. I believe Ray would like the video. Pro-reading video.

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