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RE: [ba-unrev-talk] Back to School

At 03:42 AM 7/1/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>"The shape of things to come, becomes more and more a race between
>education and catastrophe." HG Wells    (01)

That is such a cool quote, I googled it.    (02)

Here's a page http://www.ciberjob.org/suple/cine/wells.htm
where I found a slightly different version (and some obnoxious music)    (03)

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and 
catastrophe." H. G. Wells, 1937    (04)

On the same page is this quote:    (05)

"There is no practical obstacle whatsoever now to the creation of an 
efficient index to all human knowledge, ideas and achievements, to the 
creation, that is, of a complete planetary memory for all mankind. It 
foreshadows a real intellectual unification of our race. The whole human 
memory can be, and probably in a short time will be, made accessible to 
every individual. In what is also of very great importance in this 
uncertain world where destruction becomes continually more frequent and 
unpredictable, is this, that...it need not be concentrated in a one single 
place. It need not be vulnerable as a human head or a human heart is 
vulnerable. It can be reproduced exactly and fully, in Peru, China, 
Iceland, Central Africa, or wherever else.... It can have at once, the 
concentration of a craniate animal and the diffused vitality of an amoeba."
H. G. Wells, 1937    (06)

And, now I can close the browser and shut of the music!
Jack    (07)