Vonnegut hearts Linux

Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse-Five) has been enlisted to help promote Linux. (Via Ed.)

Here’s a fun game: let’s wait for somebody to tell the Slashdot crew and then watch sales of Vonnegut’s novels skyrocket at Amazon.

In 1995, Vonnegut said he embraced his reputation as a Luddite and expressed resistance to computers and the Internet:

I work at home, and if I wanted to, I could have a computer right by my bed, and I’d never have to leave it. But I use a typewriter, and afterwards I mark up the pages with a pencil. Then I call up this woman named Carol out in Woodstock and say, “Are you still doing typing?” Sure she is, and her husband is trying to track bluebirds out there and not having much luck, and so we chitchat back and forth, and I say, “OK, I’ll send you the pages.”


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