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News   News : Arthur C. Clarke dies
   posted by GrumpyOldMan on 18-Mar-2008 23:09:59 (5000 reads)
Arthur C. Clarke, a famous science-fiction writer, visionary and Amiga user died early Wednesday at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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No words... another great loss...


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A true visionary indeed, he will be missed by so many communities that he touched.

A very sad day.


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I am sad. I have admired him from afar for quite a while now. He certainly made good use of his time.

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Oh my... this is a great loss to the human race...another wonderful mind leaves us.

A huge inspiration to me and so many countless others.

He'll be dearly missed.

Steve

"As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying." - Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur's 90th Birthday Reflections.

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A sad day. I remember him for 2001:A Space Odyssey.

R.I.P.


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R.I.P. Arthur C Clarke.

Thanks for making me laugh earlier when I was reading about the Flat Earth Society, before I read this sad news.

Quote:
The flat Earth faced challenges posed by photographs of the earth from space and later the moon. Member Samuel Shenton remarked: "It's easy to see how a photograph like that could fool the untrained eye." The society took the position that the Apollo Moon landings were a hoax, staged by Hollywood and based on a script by Arthur C. Clarke, a position also held by some others not connected to the Flat Earth Society.

In a March 2001 message to a friend, Clarke facetiously responded to the society's claims as follows:

"I've written to [former NASA director] Dan Goldin saying I was never paid for this work and unless he does something quickly he'll be hearing from my killer lawyers, Geldsnatch, Geldsnatch & Blubberclutch."

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Another great pioneer lost.


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I loved his books, R.I.P..


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I've been dreading this day since Kubrick died (March 7th 1999).

I think a fitting tribute to Clarke would be to have each geostationary
comsat go dark for one minute in the next few days/weeks (he is
often credited with figuring out the orbit that most comsats, satelite
television services, etc. use to stay at the same point above the
Earth's surface 24/7).

Guess I'll have to watch 2001 again tonight (it's quite lovely on blu ray).
It still irks me a little to see how few of the events/technologies portayed
in the film (the setting now roughly 7 years in the PAST) are still more
or less fiction (in the sense that we still have no computers, moonbases,
or manned spacecraft that are at the level of achievement/advancement
Kubrick/Clarke envisioned for the world back in 1968). I mean it's not as
though they didn't do their homework - most of the technology in the film
is studiously researched to a point still unsurpassed in most SF on film.
It was the modern world itself that has come up short, not Kubrick or
Clarke's vision!

Last edited by Maczilla on 19-Mar-2008 at 05:15 AM.

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RIP Arthur C. Clarke

One of my favourite SF authors of all time. I particularly enjoyed his books 'Childhood's End' and 'Rendezvous with Rama' both of which I read years ago, but I suppose he with be forever associated with the movie '2001 A Space Odyssey' based on his short story 'The Sentinel'.

As a scientist he was years ahead of his time and is generally considered to be the father of modern satellite communications having described the perfect orbit for communications satellites in a paper published in October 1945, 20 years before the first 'Early Bird' satellite was launched.

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RIP


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Arthur C. Clarke

Condolences to family and friends, he was grate man, I think he will be remembered for where long time for his books.


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Farewell!

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Together with Andy Warhol both were the Best Known Amiga Users in the world.

We will miss him...

We will miss also his ideas on space colonization and terraforming, and mainly his fantastic books.

Last edited by Raffaele on 19-Mar-2008 at 11:04 AM.


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RIP Arthur.

A few years ago in one of the mags I used to read Amiga Format probably there was an article about Arthur C Clarke reviving his interest in Amigas using Vista to produce pictures of terraforming Mars. Does anyone know where I can find them, or a copy of the article? I've done some googling already, but no luck.

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This should be the book you are searching for, full with all Amiga, Vista Pro made renderings and Mars terraforming images:

http://www.amazon.com/Snows-Olympus-Garden-Mars/dp/0393039110

The Snows of Olympus: A Garden on Mars (Hardcover)
by Arthur C. Clarke (Author)

Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (October 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0393039110
ISBN-13: 978-0393039115


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R.I.P

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Very sad indeed, a truly great man, and by far my favourite author. His influence will range far into the future...


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He was an Amiga user??????


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yup, i've seen pictures of him with his amiga 3000.
recently he used a modern imac (probably intel based...).

however i would be glad if i can hear more about his amiga usage.

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