“Thirty Days Had September,” Robert F. Young, 1957

“Thirty Days Had September,” Robert F. Young, 1957 – A man in a fit of nostalgia purchases a “real” android schoolteacher so that his son, who has been educated solely through “educational” programs sponsored by cereal companies, can experience a “real” education.

Comments: Themes of authentic/real, education, advertising to children.  Conflicting definitions of culture.  Intrusion of media and corporations into daily life/data.  Read in 12 Great Classics.

Author: Wikipedia: “Robert Franklin Young (June 8, 1915 – June 22, 1986) was an American science fiction writer born in Silver Creek, New York. Except for the three and a half years he served in the Pacific during World War II, he spent most of his life in New York State.”


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