Quote 12 April 2012

lilosophieApril 12, 2012

First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII - and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure. ~Douglas Adams

It was a typical net.exercise - a screaming mob pounding on a greasy spot on the pavement, where used to lie the carcass of a dead horse. ~Author Unknown

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the Universe and move bits of it about. ~Douglas Adams

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anneliese_32(6)

And all that before the I-Pod.
BTW, is there a SF writer who has found something which has not been written about before or realized today, as the likes of Assimov, Clark and Heinlein, etc. did?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 5:56PM
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west_gardener

If the pic below, (see link) is the Douglas you quoted, he sure has a lot of sparkle in his eyes, lol, he looks like fun.I have to look into this further.
Thanks for the quotes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Douglas

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 6:30PM
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lilosophie

The middle quote is the one I am tempted to post in Hot
Topics - I lurk there but don't post - the quote states precisely why I don't wish to post :)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 6:52PM
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west_gardener

lilod, in the middle quote, are you talking about beating a dead horse?

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 7:32PM
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lilosophie

Yes, I am

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 11:58PM
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west_gardener

Thanks for the reply, lilod.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 6:25PM
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don_socal

Mind if I post it in HT?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 5:58PM
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lilosophie

Oh, do so, Don! Don't you think it is most appropriate?

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 7:53PM
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don_socal

Yes, going there in a minute. ;^)

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 10:14PM
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don_socal

Well lets see how many spew coffee all over their screens and keyboards.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2012 at 10:27PM
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west_gardener

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Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 7:08PM
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