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Longtime Beacon columnist says goodbye


Last updated 9/30/2021 at 9am

The year before I was born, Isaac Asimov wrote a short story called “The Feeling of Power.” Less than a dozen pages, it’s one of those Asimov stories that he seemed capable of churning out indefinitely, a glimmer of an idea pulled out like taffy until it was just the right length.

It’s set in a futuristic society in which everyone carries a small computer in their pocket, if you can imagine. They use these (as I recall; it’s been years since I read it) to do the same sorts of things we use our smartphones for, including quick calculations.

In Asimov’s future, though, humans have...

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Reader Comments(2)

Deborah Arthur writes:

That was a beautiful piece to read. Made me smile. One of those slow thoughtful smiles. So have fun with your free time and that 1001th article. I am sure glad I didn't miss it. Perfect to probably. It sounds like you have given our citizens much to think about through the years. Thank you. Deborah Arthur.

Melissa Duits writes:

Your column is my favorite part of the Edmonds Beacon. Deeply saddened to read that this week’s column is your last. I will miss your humor, your perspective on a wide range of topics, and reading about the latest thing you’ve pondered or the latest thing you’ve learned over Zoom time with your grandson.


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