Ray Bradbury on the importance of Libraries, the Internet and living forever

“Libraries raised me,” Mr. Bradbury said. “I don’t believe in colleges and universities (…) When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”


“Yahoo called me eight weeks ago,” he said, voice rising. “They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.’

“It’s distracting,” he continued. “It’s meaningless; it’s not real. It’s in the air somewhere.”


“The children ask me, ‘How can I live forever, too?’ ” he said. “I tell them do what you love and love what you do. That’s the story on my life.”

Read the full article on the NYTimes, and listen to 88 years old Bradbury ranting on the Internet.

Whether he likes the Internet or no, Bradbury has his own website (and he is a f*cking hell of a great writer) 😉

Défendre les bibliothèques (publiques), garantir l’accès aux livres, c’est au moins aussi important que lutter contre la dérive de l’éducation que d’aucuns voudraient réduire à une simple formation, préparation à un emploi — un outil à l’écoute des besoins du marché.

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