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Butt-Head Astronomer

A funny story from Letters of Note: Late-1993, renowned astronomer Carl Sagan learnt that Apple’s forthcoming computer, the Power Macintosh 7100, had been given a codename of “Carl Sagan” — the joke being that they would sell “billions and billions.” This was mentioned in a MacWEEK article some time later, to which Sagan sent the following [...]

10 Neat Facts About Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan with a model of the Viking Lander. Photo via Wikipedia I miss Carl Sagan. Sagan’s enthusiasm for science and his knack for translating difficult scientific concepts into simple explanations that many can understand, made him a popular figure. He was an ambassador for science, if you will, as he had inspired many people [...]