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Ray Bradbury
>"I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket."

visual novel a shit

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>> No.9181206

Only book I have read by that Bradbury dude was Fahrenheit 451, that book fucking sucked

>> No.9181215

>>9181206
Couldn't cut it as a sociologist or a writer, why not half ass both and your bullshit opinions so people can think its some super deep book.

>> No.9181218

>Books

>>>/lit/

Get this shit out of here.

>> No.9181235

>>9181215
Indeed.
Bradbury and Orwell are easily among the worst modern classics.

>> No.9181250

>>9181235
Orwell is shit also?
I started reading 1984 but stopped when it became some weird sexual relationship with some slutty coworker
Does it get even worse?

>> No.9181287

>>9181250
go read Brave New World and WE

being utopian, everyone is slut

>> No.9181293

I have to agree. VNs are fine on their own but holding a book is much better. I cant read books on the computer, they burn my eyes.

>> No.9181300

>You can press it to your bosom

get a load of this nerd

>> No.9181305

If you love books so much why don't you marry them, fucking nerd

>> No.9181312

/jp/ - Literature

>> No.9181341

Why does the janitor refuse to do his job?

>> No.9181356

>>9181341

His job is to delete the threads he doesn't like. Is it your first day here?

>> No.9181359

>>9181192
>'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.
Kindle with a paper smell sprayed on. Now start talking.

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"Books. People never really stop loving books. Fifty-first century. By now you've got holovids, direct-to-brain downloads, fiction mist. But you need the smell. The smell of books, Donna. Deep breath!"

>> No.9181387

>killing millions of trees just so this asshole can rub books on his dick and jack off to the smell

>> No.9181427

I have no sense of smell so there is no reason to use paper books.

>> No.9181436

>>9181427
That feel.

As in, the feel of books.

They feel good, man.

>> No.9181525

And look where that got Bradbury. He's fucking dead.

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>>9181525

So why are you still saying his name?

>> No.9181734

the one thing I don't like about books is how the spines get fucked up just by opening them.

>> No.9181753

I have a few digital books, but I can't read them. It just doesn't feel the same. The feel of a book, of turning the pages, of leaving a little piece of paper to mark your spot. Hardcovers are just the best too. I just can't use digital.

Also because if I'm on an electrical device with access to the internet, I'll get distracted.

>> No.9181760

>>9181312
have you ever been to /lit/? it's a high school lit and wanna be philosophy board

although this would fit because it's high school lit

any one who just wants to read novels and share downloads and maybe talk about them is on 7chan and 99chan's ebook goldmine got deleted by a hacker last christmas, but it will build back up if given time

anyways, the fact that portables can read ebooks is common knowledge now, and the fact tthat old people are dumb and dont like change is old fucking news

also vn's have good art

>> No.9181770

call me back when books have good graphics, good audio, a save system and a "choose your adventure" option

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I consider electronic means of reading to be superior.
Actual books are what allow book burnings. They are what made the burning of the Library of Alexandria so tragic.
But such things couldn't happen today.

Even if some of the greatest libraries were destroyed, there is so much material circulating on the web. With digital writings, anyone around the world can download and read them. Millions could archive just one book.
It allows the ultimate freedom and accessibility of knowledge. I can have entire libraries in a device smaller than an average, normal book.

He is just an old coot. Books are what allowed Fahrenheit 451 to happen. He should be all for digital literature as it will prevent the dystopias they are so against.

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