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Arthur C. Clarke

iPad: magical indeed

May 3, 2010

CrunchGear has a post up called Apple: Can we stop with the "magical" already? - aimed at Apple's iPad marketing, which refers to the device as "magical and revolutionary." The author feels "that Apple’s dedication to the “magical” party line is a bit disingenuous" because the iPad, yes, is not actually a magical device. For […]

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Arthur C. Clarke: A Space Odyssey

March 19, 2008

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke, one of my favorite authors, passed away yesterday at 90.  Not only did he write some of the most influential books of the last century (even sharing an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrik for 2001), but he was an extremely gifted academic and futurist […]

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