Ray Bradbury Quote

Wired: So, no Internet, no computer, not even a driver’s license. Is the modern world passing you by?

Ray Bradbury: You don’t miss what you’ve never had. People talk about sex when you’re 12 years old and you don’t know what they’re talking about – I don’t know what people are talking about when they talk about driving. I grew up with roller skates, a bicycle, using the trolley and bus lines until they went out of existence. No, you don’t miss things. Put me in a room with a pad and a pencil and set me up against a hundred people with a hundred computers – I’ll outcreate every goddamn sonofabitch in the room.

Interview: October 1998

He was 78 years old in 1998. I doubt much has changed in the past 12 years.