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07-06-2012, 09:32 AM
The end of another era. :(
07-06-2012, 09:58 AM
I read that this morning too.
He is responsible (along with Douglas Adams) for getting me into Sci-Fi when I was in high school. I've spent many happy hours reading his books.
07-06-2012, 10:04 AM
Oh man... Bradbury and Clarke pretty much raised me as a child, I was thinking Yesterday how much Arthur C would have loved to watch the transit.
One of 20th century America's great writers with an extraordinary imagination.
07-06-2012, 10:52 AM
07-06-2012, 10:54 AM
The death of great author is always a loss.
I am sure Mr Bradbury will be turning in his grave as he sees his meaningful work 'Farenheit 451' becoming a complete reality.
In this instance it is not Television that has threatened the existence of books and proper learning but the Internet
Henley High School in SA only last week cleared all the books from its library - most will go to charity rather than being prophetically burned in a pile !
Justified by the principal that Kids prefer to use the internet !
Well of course they do - they dont have to read, discern, process the information and reword it themselves - they just need to find the synopsis and cut and paste !!
Makes you wonder about the future of the $4B recently spent building school libraries doesnt it ! - but that is the "Educational Revolution" at work.
Self professed book lover !
Sad to see Ray pass away.
I enjoyed many of his books.
07-06-2012, 12:27 PM
That is one school, and the story is more than light on details.
Books are selling more than they ever were, at my school the year 5 kids all have heavy thick novels on their desks that they read for pleasure.
They aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
I think Mr Bradbury would be more concerned by the numbing of society by overload of psusedo information, the magazines and newspapers flood the world with celebrity 'news' and beatups and keep the loud buzzing of Denham's Dentifrice in everyone's ears...
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