Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451:

Nineteenth-century man with his horses, dogs, carts, slow motion. Then, in the twentieth century, speed up your camera. Books cut shorter. Condensations. Digests, Tabloids. Everything boils down to the gag, the snap ending.

Published in 1953, true today.

Classics cut to fit fifteen-minute radio shows, then cut again to fill a two-minute book column...

Television was the original short-form video. Then it was YouTube. Now it’s Stories, Reels, and TikTok. Rinse and repeat for audio and text.