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Re: Happy 50th Birthday IFL

Scott:

I think the stories inspire the technologists. They read the stories
as children or young men and woman, and want that world, so they make
it.

Most of the people working at NASA on the moon program in the 1960's
were Flash Gordon fans, and those who are working on it now were Star
Trek fans. That's how many of them got into what they're doing now.
: )

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Re: Happy 50th Birthday IFL

Donald Albury,

>
> Last year when I was working at the library one of my fellow workers, a
> young lady, was reading the book. I thought about saying something to her
> about it, but I wasn't sure how to do so without sounding like a dirty old
> man. <g>
>


It's hard to discuss any of Heinlein's later novels in any depth without
running into that problem. <bg>

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Re: Happy 50th Birthday IFL

> What a tangled web to unweave. There are some remarkjable correspondences.
> Arthur C. Clarke's idea of geostationary communications satellites may have
> contributed to the development of the real ones. On the other hand, I don't
> think that the away-team communication devices that folded up and fit in a
> back pocket on the first season of Star Trak had much to do with the
> development of flip-phones.
>
> Donald Albury


Maybe not, but I like my flip phone precisely because it makes me think
of those!
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday IFL

On Thu, 03 Dec 2009 16:38:41 GMT, DougB <dougdotblack@geemail.com> wrote:

>It's hard to discuss any of Heinlein's later novels in any depth without
>running into that problem. <bg>


Yep, although it was Asimov who reveled in the 'dirty old man' business.
<g>

Donald Albury
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