I am publishing this without formatting the HTML. Because I believe in what you’re about to read.
The past week, I spent more hours on the ‘net than I did asleep. I wrote more than I could ever care to write about without any relation to fiction. And then I heard that Ray Bradbury was campaigning to keep libraries open.
So why’re libraries closing down? The Internet.
Ray Bradbury to Yahoo:
“The Internet is a big distraction,” Mr. Bradbury barked from his perch in his house in Los Angeles, which is jammed with enormous stuffed animals, videos, DVDs, wooden toys, photographs and books, with things like the National Medal of Arts sort of tossed on a table.
“Yahoo called me eight weeks ago,” he said, voice rising. “They wanted to put a book of mine on Yahoo! You know what I told them? ‘To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.’
“It’s distracting,” he continued. “It’s meaningless; it’s not real. It’s in the air somewhere.”
That quote was formatted thru Livewriter’s buttons at the top. Because I’m lazy to edit HTML. I can, but I choose not too.
Because sometimes, you just feel as if we should just go tell the Internet to bugger off and stop bothering our lives. It sure makes things easier, but it keeps us from staying alive.
So to Hell with you, Internet. Even if for just a few moments. So that you learn yourself some self-respect.