Someday when I’m rich, I will buy things like this just so I can say that I have them:
So tickled was I by this find, I did a little wikipedia hole-diving, just to satiate my curiosity. Here is what I learned:
- The National Library Service for the Blind and Handicapped began publishing braille editions of Playboy in 1970.
- No, it does not have braille boobs to touch. It’s just the articles (much like the wings at Hooters, the articles are the real reason people read Playboy).
- In 1986, Congress withheld from the Library of Congress exactly the amount ($103,000) that was required to print 1,000 editions of braille Playboy. The case went to court, and the judge sided with Playboy (and The Library of Congress), declaring that Congress had attempted some sneaky censorship. Other plaintiffs included the Blind Veterans Association.
- Braille is expensive!!!
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