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March 18, 2008

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Kink

I was always a big fan of Clarke's (3rd?) Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." It's a classic, classic line.

I think that he wrote with that idea in mind, too. Rather than trying to explain things with fake-sounding techno-jargon, just assume that the tech works (while keeping it inside some very basic laws of science) and move on.

At least he lived to a ripe old age!

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