Via CBC we have the sad news that visionary Arthur C. Clarke has passed away at age 90. Best known as a Science fiction writer for the novel of the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, he wrote many, many, other fact and fiction novels. I am most thankful for his short stories, (in particular :The Nine Billion Names of God) He also conceptualized geostationary satellites (known as Clarke Orbits) for use in telecommunications.
Also much quoted are his “Clarke’s three laws”:
Here is the BBC Obituary: Sir Arthur C Clarke, and this last message from Arthur C. Clarke- A Voice from Beyond.