Arthur C. Clarke & Meccano

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On Tuesday, November 29, 2000 the CBC Radio-1 program, “Writers and Company”, Eleanor Wachtel interviewed A.C. Clarke, (author of “2001, A Space Odessy”, etc.). About 11 minutes into the interview, he made about a minute’s worth of comments about his pleasure as a boy with Meccano, lamenting that today’s engineers, who live on the Internet, may come up with impractical designs because they haven’t had the direct experience that Meccano provides with real-life structures, gears, etc.

The total interview is 49.5 min long and at 11.25 min he talks about his “Beloved Meccano Set”.

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