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Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Fergal1982, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90

    British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.

    The Somerset-born author came to fame in 1968 when short story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick.

    Sir Arthur's vision of future space travel and computing captured the popular imagination.

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  2. David S

    David S Bit Poster

    A great writer and amazingly forward thinking scientist. His 2001 book series is still one my favourites. He'll be missed.
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  3. neutralhills

    neutralhills Kilobyte Poster

    I wonder if his first words after crossing over were:

    "My God, it's full of stars!"

    Not to make light of his passing in any way, but this would be fitting and then some.

    I've got a classroom in part of my store that I do instruction in. It's equipped with a projector and a 100 inch screen with surround sound. I think I'm going to have to use it for non-business purposes and watch 2001 again next week.
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  4. tripwire45
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    He was a great writer and a great visionary. He saw the future before it happened. The rest of us had to wait until we got there. Peace.
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