LETTER FROM ARTHUR C. CLARKE
From: NEN, Vol. 3, No. 9, February 1996, p. 19.
Dear Hal, [No, not the computer in 2001]
Thanks for the January New Energy News that just arrived.
A couple of comments you might like to print:
l. My "Voice Across the Sea" (Harper 1958) contains a chapter "The Man Before Einstein," in which I point out that by 1890 Heaviside had already arrived at a rigorous proof of E = M C-Squared in his "Electromagnetic Theory."
2. Tapping the earth's rotation by gyroscopes -- this was used in a science fiction story, probably in "Amazing," around about 1930. I seem to recall pictures of gigantic gyroscopes many stories high. Unfortunately they triggered earthquakes, so the whole idea had to be abandoned!
Keep up the good work -- I really hope that 1996 is the beginning of the new era. Already there's been spin-off from the interview The Sunday Telegraph ran with me on the last day of 1995....
All Best, /s/ Dr. Arthur C. Clarke, CBE
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