Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sir Arthur C Clarke Dead at age 90


No obituary could sum up the life of the amazing author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke.

He imagined the geostationary satellite, the space elevator. He wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was knighted by Prince Charles.

That would be enough for celebrating a full life, yet somehow falls woefully short in describing Clarke.

His writings, both fiction and non-fiction, inspired generations of scientist and engineers to bring his imagination to life. Even today the next generation is feverishly toiling away to bring the Space Elevator to reality.

Clarke's Three Laws
  1. 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.

  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Interesting Places to remember Sir Clarke.

Clarke's Foundation

Famous Quotes by Clarke


Unbelievably, 90 years feels like not quite enough. We'll miss you Sir, and Thank You.
Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)


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