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Quote 12 April 2012

Posted by lilosophie none (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 12, 12 at 0:24

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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RE: Quote 12 April 2012

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?


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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


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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 :)


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


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Yes, I am


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Thanks for the reply, lilod.


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Mind if I post it in HT?


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


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Yes, going there in a minute. ;^)


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


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Avitar

Here is a link that might be useful: avitar


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