Is farenheight 451 taking place?

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    Taking place in a different form.
    Barnes and Noble up for sale. Digital books, Kindles.

    How easy will it be to manipulate content in digital books. Just subltle things at first.....
    Or to just ban em in a heartbeat on the net?

    If you cannot get rid of something, shape it to your purposes?

    Yes many will still have books, but the masses will go with the digital ones and believe what is in them.
     
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    The masses don't buy books right now. Most book purchases are by a small portion of the population.
     
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    I refuse to give up books. There is no substitute for the feel of that paper in your hands.
     
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    I have a massive library.
    Abouit 100 feet of floor to ceiling shelves.

    And only about 40 feet of it is drivel Scifi stuff :)
     
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    So do Mr. Boe and I. We have thousands of books, with 20% of them being Sci Fi. Big sections include Military History, History, Biography, Literature, Economics, Philosophy...and Gun History (one of his pet projects).

    I also keep dozens of cook books in the kitchen.
     
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    It is easier to manipulate print books. They come from limited numbers of publishers who have the resources to print and distribute them. They could be manipulated in any way the publisher liked.

    Electronic books can be provided by any of hundreds of millions of people across the globe with internet connections, and individuals without a great deal of resources can provide an unedited version of an ebook very easily, where providing the same thing in print form would be quite difficult.
     
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    I have no concerns about digital content being available. Mo Content = Mo Bettah.
     
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    they can just as easially provide an edited e-book.
     
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    My dad was like that, but his library eventually overflowed to storerooms. He kept every book he bought. He was a tad OCD. While I read extensively, fiction and non, I've done my best not to let the collection get out of hand. If the book isn't a signed first edition, it gets passed on to friends or charities.
     
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    True. But there will be many other sources available to provide the unedited content. If a single print publisher provides an edited book, and no one else is printing that book, then there's not much that can be done.

    If you are worried about censorship, then limited sources for given information is more dangerous than many, many sources.
     

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