With the death of Ray Bradbury last night and the loss of Maurice Sendak in May, two of Time Magazine’s “5 Famous Writers Who Loathe E-Books” have left us within the past month. As the Village Voice recalled today, Bradbury mistrusted all digital technology, and only last year finally allowed Fahrenheit 451 to be issued as an e-book.
And in a memorable appearance on the Colbert Report this January, Sendak railed against the growing popularity of e-books for kids. “Fuck them, is what I say. I hate those e-books. They cannot be the future. They may well be. I will be dead, I won’t give a shit.”
“I don’t write for children,” the revered author of Where The Wild Things Are told host Stephen Colbert, confirming his status as a lovable curmudgeon. “I write, and someone says, ‘That’s for children.’ I don’t set out to make children happy, or make life better for them, or easier for them.” Read More