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Braille Playboy

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the solar-powered-flashlight dept.

Idle 11

You really do read it for the articles in this case.

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playboy articles (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 4 years ago | (#25443747)

A lot of good science fiction by significant authors made its first appearance in Playboy, sometimes because other presses wouldn't touch it (times were different then; with Bret Easton Ellis around, it's hard to believe JG Ballard's Crash got him labeled as a nutcase and temporarily blacklisted from the publishing world). Apart from Ballard, Playboy writers include Ellison, Vonnegut, Phil Dick. Even le Guin and (I believe) Asimov.

Although I am kind of amused that, by the pic, the braille Playboy is apparently provided by the Library of Congress. I whole-heartedly approve of this use of my tax dollars.

Re:playboy articles (1)

ricegf (1059658) | more than 5 years ago | (#25454535)

Don't be insulting. Isaac Asimov would never besmirch his name by writing for a lascivious, nudity-ridden rag like Playboy. The very idea is beyond contempt.

Asimov wrote The Union Club Mystery [asimovonline.com] stories for Gallery.

Ahem.

(And yes, I'm aware that Asimov did, indeed, write for Playboy [utexas.edu] - and fittingly, darned near every other publication on the planet. Words to Asimov were like water to Niagara Falls.)

Re:playboy articles (1)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 5 years ago | (#25456947)

So you're saying he wasn't good enough for Playboy, huh?

Just kidding. Interesting article. I have a big gap in my sf canon, as I've not read much Asimov. Only some short stories which were generally excellent, and Murder at the ABA of all things.

Re:playboy articles (1)

bobbonomo (997543) | more than 5 years ago | (#25512029)

I believe Stephen King was also a early publisher in the magazine.

Sneakers (1)

dlaudel (1304717) | more than 4 years ago | (#25444447)

Didn't the movie Sneakers [wikipedia.org] show the blind character reading a Braille Playboy?

Re:Sneakers (1)

NoobixCube (1133473) | more than 5 years ago | (#25451073)

Indeed it did, that's what I thought when I saw this. We watched it in my IT class, and I muttered to the one next to me something like "well, we know he reads it for the articles". That might have been a few seconds before something similar was said in the movie; I can't remember that clearly.

Re:Sneakers (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#25452313)

We watched it in my IT class,

For what? As some sort of example of reality? The movie is about a black box encryption device that can supposedly break any encryption on any computer built by, of all people, the Russians.

Re:Sneakers (1)

NoobixCube (1133473) | more than 5 years ago | (#25459927)

It was part of our IT ethics module, not as an example of real-world IT. Could have been worse, we could have watched Swordfish.

Re:Sneakers (1)

macdaddy (38372) | more than 5 years ago | (#25456031)

I believe "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" did as well.

SinHaptic Feedback? (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 4 years ago | (#25445869)

Any synaptic, haptic, sinhaptic feeback coming to this product?

No, it's the ASCII art (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#25446883)

you insensitive clod!

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