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Isaac Asimov’s Birthday

Republic of Guinea Post commemorative stamps for Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov was born on January 2, 1920 (or so his parents asserted). An American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, he wrote or edited more than 500 books. … Continue reading

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The joy of being prolific – notes from Asimov’s memoirs

“His notion of cracking an egg is to shoot a nuclear blast at it.” “Stay with me, Lepold, and don’t worry about them. Together we will recreate an empire…”  (from Foundation, by Isaac Asimov) When twenty-one year old Isaac Asimov … Continue reading

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Old science-fiction and new research agree – paper is mightier than computer

“A paper computer?” said the general. He looked pained. “No, sir,” said Shuman patiently. “Not a paper computer. Simply a sheet of paper. General, would you be so kind to suggest a number?” “Seventeen,” said the general. “And you, Congressman?” … Continue reading

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