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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

An unworthy thought

Here I am whining about little family psychodramas when one of the greatest natural disasters of our era is affecting millions of people.

As I sat over breakfast December 26th watching the news of the tsunami disaster roll in, first from Thailand and then from Sri Lanka and then from all around the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean, I couldn't help but feel a sense of deja vu, as though I had seen all this before - but involving a meteor strike in the Indian Ocean. After some time I realized that just such an event was described in Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's science fiction novel Footfall.

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