Words of Wisdom (11): Henry Hay


The surprising thing, really, is that in the electronic age conjuring should have changed so little. The decline of the waistcoat has affected magic more than the invention of communications satellites.

Henry Hay, The Amateur Magician’s Handbook, 1950



Words of Wisdom (6): Arthur C. Clarke


“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

(Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008)

Addendum: Um, yes, that would include iPhones and Tablets, folks. An iPhone surely is a magical gadget; but there is no such thing as “iPhone magic.” Get over it!