Sir Arthur C. Clarke sent me e-mail December 11, 2006Posted by Matsu in Humor, Random.
I have never met the man, but I did recently received an e-mail from him. Here is an abreviated (and highly edited) copy of what he wrote me:
SETI@home needs your help. The SETI@home team has accomplished much in the past 6 months. We have successfully deployed the “enhanced” version of SETI@home. The new seven beam data recorder has been installed at Arecibo (the world’s largest radio telescope) and is recording the data that will be analyzed in the next phase of SETI@home.
But there is still far more to be done. We would like to be able to sift through the results returned by your computers in order to identify candidates more rapidly so we can re-observe them. This rapid response validation system would also give you the ability to see the results your computers have/has returned in more detail.
Thank you for helping the search for ET, and for considering a donation to SETI@home.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke (Author and Futurist)
Isn’t that cool? It feels a lot like 2001.