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Every ending is a new beginning

Just as we pull ourselves out of the darkness wrought by Hurricane Sandy, the Beamers hurled ourselves into the apocalypse, at least a science fictional one conceived by Arthur Clarke in his classic novel, Childhood’s End.  How we got to the end of the world we all knew, but what it meant and whether we …

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A Good Book in Theory

Meeting notes from Beamer Jon: As we come to the heat of summer, the Beamers reading schedule moved to equatorial lands in Sri Lanka with The Last Theorem, written by two greats of science fiction, Arthur C. Clarke and Frederick Pohl. Set in the near future, the tale recounts the life and times of Ranjit …

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Arthur C. Clarke’s 1974 Prediction of the PC

In 1974, Arthur C. Clarke predicted the personal computer and the internet age. Clarke in 1962: “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.”

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