doctorow at October 8th, 2013 17:57 — #1
brainspore at October 8th, 2013 18:05 — #2
The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television
destroys interest in reading literature.
I always thought it was kind of amusing that Bradbury gave his blessing to that decidedly so-so 1966 film adaptation, yet was livid about the idea of his story being read on a Kindle. He was a quirky old luddite, that one.
michael_dawson at October 8th, 2013 18:19 — #3
A strike 'anywhere' match and a striking surface on the spine... okaaay.
stephen_schenck at October 8th, 2013 18:39 — #4
Yeah, and every strike anywhere I've ever used has a white tip on top.
ETA: I think Cory just made up that part about being strike-anywhere. Or at least, such a thing isn't mentioned anywhere in the actual source link.
imb at October 8th, 2013 19:00 — #5
You can burn film easier?
lancelot at October 8th, 2013 21:34 — #6
I can't wait for my waterproof edition of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and my miniature edition of The Borrowers! I already got my special edition of The Invisible Man, but I just can't seem to find it.
newliminted at October 8th, 2013 22:39 — #7
1984 with built-in wireless camera system.
facile at October 8th, 2013 23:45 — #8
itsumishi at October 9th, 2013 01:01 — #9
I used to be into these sorts of editions, but I just got too paranoid after being constantly monitored and told how to go about my business by my copy of 1984.
itsumishi at October 9th, 2013 01:01 — #10
Probably should have read one post further before replying above...
beanolini at October 9th, 2013 04:41 — #12
Swan vestas are 'strike anywhere' and don't have a white tip- just red throughout. I've never seen a match with a white tip, but then I'm not especially well travelled, nor currently a smoker.
newliminted at October 9th, 2013 08:01 — #14
A few potentially inappropriate Special Edition Classics:
A Clockwork Orange
Of Mice and Men
howaboutthis at October 9th, 2013 08:07 — #15
Flashpaper pages would have been a nice touch, but safety would have been an issue.
samwinston at October 9th, 2013 19:51 — #16
Would the people complaining about the usage of the word "strike anywhere" please take their medication. Thank you.
doctorow at October 13th, 2013 17:57 — #17
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