aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Wow -- that's the end of an era

Arthur C. Clarke has died.
May he rest in peace.

I remember reading his Tales from the White Hart, a collection of short stories told in a tavern, similar to Tales from Gavagan's Bar, by Pratt and De Camp. One of my favorites was "The Pacifist," about a military computer designed by a geek named "Dr. Milquetoast," which he programmed to refuse to solve any battle problems and instead insulted the General who had ridden roughshod over the good doctor every time.

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