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Subject:technical commentary
Time:02:52 pm
Something I wrote in a technical document recently: "Any insufficiently documented technology is indistinguishable from magic."
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circumgoy
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Time:2007-03-22 10:28 pm (UTC)
Is that a paraphrase from Superman Returns?
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whipartist
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Time:2007-03-22 10:30 pm (UTC)
No, of Arthur C. Clarke. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
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circumgoy
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Time:2007-03-22 10:41 pm (UTC)
I kid. It's the last of Clarke's three laws from Profile of the Future. I'm sure most people recognize it.

Lex Luthor paraphrases for his moll while letting one of his henchmen record him (Lex, I mean) for posterity.
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circumgoy
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Time:2007-03-22 10:43 pm (UTC)
The word "it" should be between "paraphrases" and "for."

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bldrnrpdx
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Time:2007-03-23 03:34 am (UTC)
I had to read it twice to get it. :)
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Mark Rafn [dagon.net]
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Time:2007-03-23 04:01 am (UTC)
I always preferred the corollary: Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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