You kids and your fancy Internet can keep it and stick it where the sun doesn't shine. Or at least that's how Ray Bradbury, the 88-year-old sci-fi author who penned such classics as Fahrenheit 451 , The Illustrated Man , and The Martian Chronicles , probably feels. Speaking to The New York Times , Bradbury had some interesting things to say about the cyber space.
"The Internet is a big distraction," Bradbury said as he was just warming up. "Yahoo called me eight weeks ago. They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You what I told them? 'To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.' It's distracting. It's meaningless; it's not real. It's in the air somewhere."
Yahoo had no comment on the issue, saying they weren't sure of Bradbury's account was accurate.
On a related note, online literature has become a hot topic as of late, particularly with the controversy surrounding Google's Book service . Google is trying to push through its Book Search initiative, which would give it exclusive access to digital editions of some out-of-print books, much to the chagrin of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and others who oppose the move.
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