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MyffyW Silver badge

Tech the enabler - Tech the destroyer

In the preface to Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury retells how he got writing by hiring a typewriter at the local library. In those days there were dozens of short story magazines which would pay for his content. Technology (in this case typewriter-as-a-service) was an enabler.

It is significant that in later life Bradbury was resistant to letting his works become e-books, largely because of the value that was potentially destroyed by Amazon et al. That, and the fact that an e-reader perishes at temperatures substantially below 451 degF.

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