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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MakiSupaStar, Mar 18, 2008.
Goodnight. Thank you for your words and wisdom.
2001: A Space Odyssey was awesome... well.. the movie.. was..
They named an NCAA conference for him...The ACC
Book's better. He has a lot of great stories.
Say "Hi" to the star baby for us.
I guess that is a life to be proud of.
To boldly go where we'll all go...
RIP Mr. Clarke
A real shame. I really enjoyed reading The Sentinel... great story. 2001 was awesome as well.
rest in peace, Arthur C. Clarke. thanks for all the amazing words!
I'm imagining Arthur's soul saying something like:
"My god! It's full of stars!"
I believe he invented, or had a large part in developing the first communications satellite.
No small feat.
R.I.P. Mr. Clarke.
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.
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.
I always enjoyed his work.
I read that they call that kind of orbit a "Clarke orbit".
+1 to most of the sentiments expressed here. The man had an all too rare talent - original thinking.
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
RIP......what amazing contributions during his lifetime.