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The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008)
Via Ben Hammersley comes this rather fantastic mashup of T.S. Eliot reading his own “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Portishead’s “Sour Times” (and as Ben notes, I had no idea Eliot had recorded any of his own work).
This gives me an excuse to share one of my favourite Eliot quotes:
Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
Forget the phrase, “sharp as a tack.” Now, thanks to new University of Alberta research the popular expression might become, “sharp as a single atom tip formed by chemically assisted spatially controlled field evaporation.” Maybe it doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily, but considering the researchers have created the sharpest object ever made, it would be accurate.
Hmmm, beware the Spectres.
Hat tip: Slashdot.