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Have trouble understanding this.

Posted by Gary Martin on October 17, 2000

In Reply to: Have trouble understanding this. posted by Kurt on October 17, 2000

: Hi all,

: I saw this in the "A Word A Day" list but do not know the meaning. Can anyone help? Thanks!

: There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
: -Arthur C. Clarke, writer (1917- )

Maybe Clarke was linking flag waving to nationalism and hoping this wouldn't spread from Earth to space.