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Bradbury, Bo Derek, Libraries and the hell with the Internet

Saturday, June 20th, 2009 | Posted by Soyka

Today’s New York Times has a short piece, including an audio clip, on Ray Bradbury. While it is ostensibly about his affection for public libraries and his efforts to keep them open now that funding cutbacks resulting from California’s budget crisis threatens their existence, it also contains two interesting tidbits, one which you probably already know and one which you probably don’t:

1. Bradbury and Bo Derek are buddies.
2. Bradbury hates the Internet.

While the first has nothing to do with libraries, the second does. And, at 89, Bradbury looks very much like the crotchety old man he is in proclaiming the Internet a waste of time.

1 Comment »

  1. I just wanted to say while Bradbury certainly isn’t among my favorite writers he has still had quite an influence on the positive end, that and I wanted to see what the Bo Derek connnection was, ha.

    Comment by David-J-West - June 20, 2009 5:49 pm


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