Ray Bradbury hated new technologies

Despite being regarded as one of the great sci-fi authors and writing about futuristic worlds, Ray Bradbury hated new technologies. In some interviews, he mentioned that his classic Fahrenheit 451 was actually about the way books were losing against TVs.

In 1996, he told Playboy magazine that we were “being flimflammed by Bill Gates and his partners”, speaking about Windows 95.

For him, computers were nothing more than typewriters, and he even called the Internet “old-fashioned”, saying the phone or the TV were better, more immediate means of communication.



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