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News Tue May 12 2009

Bradbury Would Not Be Proud

I just finished rereading Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 for the Big Read, so the story's "There's more than one way to burn a book" message is fresh on my mind. It never ceases to amaze me how prescient Bradbury's novels can be (gigantic plasma TVs, earbud phones, etc.), so imagine my horror when I came across this direct realization from the book: Tweetfic. It's the reduction of classic novels to a single sentence. The Guardian does not sound pleased.

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