Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Never got into Space

Arthur C. Clarke, the mind behind 2001 a Space Odyssey, died yesterday March 18th from post-polio, at the impressive age of 90. His novel Childhood's End has been on required reading lists for years. Clarke is also credited with being the first to imagine the design and use of satellites orbiting the earth, connecting all parts of the world. Then there's "Clarke's Third Law". To wit: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Gotta love that. We who read your books in adolescence and were stunned, salute you.
Source: New York Times Online, March 19, 2008

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