#1 By: Cory Doctorow, October 8th, 2013 17:57
#2 By: Tim, October 8th, 2013 18:05
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.
#3 By: Michael_Dawson, October 8th, 2013 18:19
A strike 'anywhere' match and a striking surface on the spine... okaaay.
#4 By: Stephen Schenck, October 8th, 2013 18:39
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.
#5 By: IMB, October 8th, 2013 19:00
You can burn film easier?
#6 By: Lancelot, October 8th, 2013 21:34
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.
#7 By: newliminted, October 8th, 2013 22:39
1984 with built-in wireless camera system.
#8 By: facile, October 8th, 2013 23:45
#9 By: Itsumishi, October 9th, 2013 01:01
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.
#10 By: Itsumishi, October 9th, 2013 01:01
Probably should have read one post further before replying above...
#12 By: Beanolini, October 9th, 2013 04:41
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.
#14 By: newliminted, October 9th, 2013 08:01
A few potentially inappropriate Special Edition Classics:
A Clockwork Orange
Of Mice and Men
#15 By: James Race, October 9th, 2013 08:07
Flashpaper pages would have been a nice touch, but safety would have been an issue.
#16 By: Sam Paul, October 9th, 2013 19:51
Would the people complaining about the usage of the word "strike anywhere" please take their medication. Thank you.
#17 By: Cory Doctorow, October 13th, 2013 17:57
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