Arthur C Clark, died today. I don't know the details, you will have heard them by now any way. I have read some of his works very far from all. Much of his works fall under the listing of things I should read someday. A few of his works have stuck with me and have aged well.
So next time you turn on the Satellite TV or check the weather satellite give him thanks. The Geosychronous Orbit was his invention some time back in the 1940's, and for that alone every one owes him a little.