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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." ~ Arthur C. Clarke

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Technology as magic is science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law. We experience magic every day as we watch our computer screens come to life with words and images that connect our hearts and minds with the world.

"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected," observed writer William Plomer.

According to Todd Oppenheimer's The Atlantic Monthly article, "The Computer Delusion" (July 1997), in the past decade, "the number of jobs requiring computer skills has increased from 25 percent of all jobs in 1983 to 47 percent in 1993.

By 2000, ... 60 percent of the nation's jobs will demand these skills -- and pay an average of 10 to 15 percent more than jobs involving no computer work."

Computers are changing us in big and subtle ways.

Our emails... Newsweek reported that people are more honest in electronic communication and more willing to send bad news or criticisms via e-mail. We are more willing to open up and write what's on your mind.  Email lets you say things you might not say in person. Computers are changing how we communicate, helping us to communicate better.

creativityComputers are magic at the fingertips.