[uf-discuss] microformats for normal people, like my mum

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Jun 28 01:37:26 PDT 2007

In message <46832B9C.5040907 at meetinghouse.net>, Miles Fidelman
<mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> writes

>Paul Wilkins wrote:
>> From: "Tara Hunt" <tara at citizenagency.com>
>>> It should look like magic. What's that Arthur C. Clarke quote about
>>> technology and magic?
>> it's not rocket science that we're doing here, it's tougher -
>>usability for the masses.
>The Clark quote is "any sufficiently advanced technology is
>indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

>Personally, I prefer the following, which I saw in someone's sig line
>recently: "if it's distinguishable from magic, it isn't sufficiently

        'In the first non-Asimov Foundation Novel, the emperor declares,
        "If technology is distinguishable from magic, it is
        insufficiently advanced." This is a paraphrase of Gehm's
        Corollary to Clarke's Third Law, "Any technology distinguishable
        from magic is insufficiently advanced." '


hQuote anyone? ;-)

Andy Mabbett

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