Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke RIP

1917 - 2008

His books may never be taught in high school or college literature courses, but his optimistic view of humanity's future and his technological prescience, not to mention his talent for spinning one hell of an entertaining story, certainly make him worthy of the admiration and respect a man of letters deserves. He came up with the idea of the telecommunication satellite, for Christ's sake.

Think about that the next time you're driving along the highway risking your own life and the lives of those around you by yammering away on your cell phone about what happened on "Lost" last night. Maybe, when you finally cause that fatal car accident, he'll meet you in Heaven and kick your ass.

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