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Arthur C. Clarke - R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MakiSupaStar, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Goodnight. Thank you for your words and wisdom.
  2. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    2001: A Space Odyssey was awesome... well.. the movie.. was..
  3. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    They named an NCAA conference for him...The ACC
  4. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Book's better. He has a lot of great stories.
  5. Bryan316

    Bryan316 Banned

    Dec 20, 2006
  6. jazzy grille

    jazzy grille - Arrogant Bastard Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    Sarasota, Florida
    Say "Hi" to the star baby for us.

  7. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    Major suckage.....
  8. Lalabadie

    Lalabadie Guest

    Jan 11, 2007
    I guess that is a life to be proud of.

  9. To boldly go where we'll all go...

    RIP Mr. Clarke
  10. A real shame. I really enjoyed reading The Sentinel... great story. 2001 was awesome as well.
  11. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    rest in peace, Arthur C. Clarke. thanks for all the amazing words!
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I'm imagining Arthur's soul saying something like:

    "My god! It's full of stars!"
  13. I believe he invented, or had a large part in developing the first communications satellite.

    No small feat.

    R.I.P. Mr. Clarke.

  14. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Banned

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    He is credited with dozens of concepts we take for granted today. Satellites, cell phones, hand held computers, artificial stimulus for hearing impaired, artificial gravity, the list is almost endless.

    The world lost one of the great imaginations of the generation.

  15. Wow!--a giant has passed. One of my favorite authors, and thinkers.

    Previous poster: "I believe he invented, or had a large part in developing the first communications satellite."

    --Indeed!--he explained this story in an article titled, in hindsight, "How I Lost a Billion Dollars in My Spare Time". As I recall, it was specifically about geosynchronous satellites [the kind that orbit in a fixed position in the sky] as cosmic 'relay towers'. In 1949 that was truly visionary. Today it's taken for granted, except when your DirectTV is acting up.

    And he had that wonderful dry British wit. Travel well, Arthur.
  16. Lazylion

    Lazylion Goin ahead on wit my bad self!

    Jan 25, 2006
    Frederick MD USA
    I always enjoyed his work.
    I read that they call that kind of orbit a "Clarke orbit".
  17. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    +1 to most of the sentiments expressed here. The man had an all too rare talent - original thinking.
  18. I personally have 13 of his novels.

    He showed his firm belief in humanity's good will in his many works.

    I will miss him :crying:
  19. ^^ +2

    RIP......what amazing contributions during his lifetime.

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