Tuesday Synergy: Ray Bradbury Edition

Bradbury chafes . . . at the description of his work as science fiction — in the past he has pointed out that, to his mind, “Fahrenheit 451″is the only sci-fi book in his vast body of work — and despite his passion for more national space projects, he is not  technology obsessive by any means.

“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.”

from ‘Ray Bradbury hates big government’ at Hero Complex

VS.

via io9

–Which is not to say anything so crass as, ‘Haw haw, Ray Bradbury does need to get laid,’ but holy smokes does he sound like a crank, and so unlike the author of Dandelion Wine (one of the most kindhearted books in American fiction), and of the two items above, the viral video is probably more enriching. (You decide if that’s in spite of or partially because of the Something Wicked This Way Comes pun at the end.)

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