I would like to take a moment today, to mention Jazz the Archivist. She was the first blogger with whom I interacted. She is an archivist in Atlanta, which for many of we genealogists, is probably one of our dream jobs. Here is one of her great posts. Jazz The Archivist To me the politics are not the issue. This is about preservation of knowledge, whether we agree with it or not.
I remember learning of Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 45 on The Brains Trust on Radio 4. One of the questions was, What is Fahrenheit 451.The correct answer was given. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper burns. it is a terrifying tale of a world where all books and documentation is burned. Fahrenheit 451 Trailer from 4 years ago.
Watch “FAHRENHEIT 451. Interview with Ray Bradbury.” on YouTube
The hero is a guy called Montag,
This is a scene from the 1966 version: Fahrenheit 451
This is a scene from the film which I will never forget:Fahrenheit 451 ~ Old lady prefers to die than leave her books
Teach me good discernment and knowledge,
For I believe in Your commandments.
Every Day I Write The Book by Elvis Costello
I found the Wikipedia entry about this song fascinating.
How long before we are totally dependent on hackable online books?
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