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08 September 2009 @ 12:53 pm
Techno-whatsis  
Poll #1454870 Techno-whatsis

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. (Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law of Prediction)

True
35(77.8%)
False
3(6.7%)
It's complicated, and I'll explain in comments
7(15.6%)

Any technology which can be distinguished from magic is insufficiently advanced. (Gehm's Corollary to Clarke's Law)

True
27(61.4%)
False
14(31.8%)
It's complicated, and I'll explain in comments
3(6.8%)

There is no technology, no matter how advanced, that cannot be circumvented by a sufficiently determined individual or group. (Janet Miles, to the best of my knowledge)

True
41(91.1%)
False
2(4.4%)
It's complicated, and I'll explain in comments
2(4.4%)

No matter how subtle and powerful the wizard, a knife between the shoulderblades will seriously cramp his style. (Steven KZ Brust)

True
38(84.4%)
False
0(0.0%)
It's complicated, and I'll explain in comments
7(15.6%)
 
 
drewkittydrewkitty on September 8th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
I agree that a knife between the shoulderblades only bothers some categories of wizard.

However the saying about "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are . . ." is one I have found to be true.

Endings include:

". . . crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

". . . soggy and hard to light."

". . . a tasty yet subtle appetizer."

". . . too big to hide and too small to fight."
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on September 8th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Which of course leads to, "Do not meddle in the affairs of bards, for they are not at all subtle, and [people remember funny songs | your name scans to 'Greensleeves']."