Most of my three readers have seen my signature in my work email. It sums up pretty darn well how I feel about all this tech…sometimes, it is just magical.
I found the original saying on a card someone gave me a long time ago but it was a paraphrase I discovered when I finally tracked down the source and the actual quote, which is the third of his three “laws” of prediction:
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”
–Arthur C. Clarke
Sad to hear that Clarke died last night. I enjoyed what stories of his I read and I know there are many more for me to enjoy.
Jessica Hagy has a great indexed tribute that ties into my signature: indexed: He knew science fiction didn’t have to be an oxymoron.