from Common Dreams
Published on Friday, June 22, 2012 by Common Dreams
A new status code to reflect internet censorship could be named after Ray Bradbury’s most famous novel, Fahrenheit 451
– Common Dreams staff
Author Ray Bradbury
died in Los Angeles on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91.
Bradbury is best known for his his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451
, published in 1953. An indictment of authoritarianism, Fahrenheit 451
portrays a book-burning America of the near future, its central character a so-called fireman, whose job is to light the bonfires. (Fahrenheit 451
refers to the temperature at which paper ignites.)Now a tribute to Bradbury has been proposed to let internet users know when a government is blocking access to a website.
We’ve all seen “404 Not Found”, “403 Forbidden” or “500 Internal Server Error” error messages, but the Internet has no message when content has been intentionally removed — for legal reasons or censorship. . . . Read Complete Report
Discussion of Fahrenheit 451 with Ray Bradbury
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