Dystopia may be on its way, but at least we can laugh about it. With governments cracking down on websites that traffic in illegal content, one witty software developer has a novel idea—we're blocking sites anyway, so why not honor Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury in the process.
The 91-year-old science fiction Grand Master Ray Bradbury has notoriously refused to allow his groundbreaking novel—about a reductive futuristic society that eradicates free thought as easily as it burns books—to be published on anything besides paper. But despite his loathing of the Internet, Bradbury has buckled to popular demand.
Ray Bradbury was interviewed recently about how Fahrenheit 451 came to be—sharing the stage with Hugh Hefner, whose Playboy serialized the classic novel—and shared that it was first radio and then TV made him realize he'd have to write a book about book burning.