Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Arthur C. Clarke, R.I.P.
Written by John Zipperer at 3:47 PM
The news just broke that Arthur C. Clarke has passed away at the age of 90. Clarke came up with the idea for the geosynchronous satellite, wrote tons of books (most famous for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood's End). He was also an outspoken champion of science and rationalist thought.
You might want to check out his Clarke Foundation, which he set up to spread his ideas.
And read the Clarke remembrance by Kerry O'Quinn, an old friend of Clarke's.