It has been a few weeks, but I wanted to mark the passing of an inspirational writer - Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE.

Once, during part of his 60+ year writing career, for a Wired Magazine challenge to write a six-word story - Clarke "embraced and extended" the challenge to 10 words...

"God said, 'Cancel Program GENESIS.' The universe ceased to exist."

His book Childhood's End is a classic. I shall miss him.