The phrasing I've always heard is "Sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic."
As someone who works in computers, I see this every day. People who don't
understand computers often have a near-superstitious attitude toward them.
I try to dispel this by reminding people that programs are written by
humans and denigrating Microsoft. ;)
>Thus the monolith and the Great Alien Presence in 2001.
>My variation of this would be that the unexplained is always magic to the
Like I said. ;)
-- Kirt A. Dankmyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> --- Academic Computing Specialist http://www.wfu.edu/~dankmyka/ -- (910) 759-4202 -- PGP public key available. For the Snark _was_ a Boojum, you see. --Lewis Carroll