Arthur C. Clarke has gone to the great geostationary obrit in the sky.

Via CBC we have the sad news that visionary 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”:

  • “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”
  • “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
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