Thursday, March 20, 2008

Goodbye Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke died early yesterday in Sri Lanka. Any warm blooded American with respect to popular culture will miss him dearly.

He was a man that was certainly space headed, and had an imagination that kept on running. He gave us the Space Odyssey, a collection of work that started in the 70's, and was just barely completed in the same century, the last book being published in 1997.

He invented, or at least was the first to popularize the idea of the space elevator. He envisioned that the elevator(s) would destroy NASA's shuttle program, and would really open up space for the human race. I personally hope that I will see an operating elevator in my day, something Clarke dreamed of as well.

May he be immortalized through his written words.

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