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Arthur C Clarke, 17 Dec 1917 - 18 March 2008

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Arthur C Clarke, 17 Dec 1917 - 18 March 2008

Post Number:#1  Postby AyahLang » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:11 pm

Many know who Arthur C Clark was. He recently passed away at the age of 90, on 18th March 2008. What many do not know is that he helped Jacques Cousteau perfected scuba equipment through his remarkable envisioning ability.

His orbituaries can be found here.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/18/AR2008031802346.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Extracted here, relevant to the scuba diving world.

Mr. Clarke, a resident of Sri Lanka since 1956, worked with Jacques Cousteau and others to help perfect scuba equipment. He moved to the country, then known as Ceylon, to open a dive shop and explore the undersea world. Disabled by post-polio syndrome, the lingering effects of a disease that had paralyzed him for two months in 1959, Mr. Clarke said diving was as close as he could get to the weightless feeling of space.

"I'm perfectly operational underwater," he once said.

His dive shop was destroyed in the 2004 tsunami.
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Re: Arthur C Clarke, 17 Dec 1917 - 18 March 2008

Post Number:#2  Postby MT_Tanc » Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:56 am

R.I.P. :icon_rr:
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Re: Arthur C Clarke, 17 Dec 1917 - 18 March 2008

Post Number:#3  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:10 pm

Rest in Peace.

I remember growing up on his scince fiction novels and my favorite was Fantastic Voyage.

He contributed alot in the developement of the human civilization, especially the concepts of satellites.

A father of conceptual scince, he will be remembered.
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