Suzi (7 Oct
"To Patty, re: Blue Beam et al"
Sorry, nerd alert here! You stated "The writer for Star Trek did his research in technology before he wrote."
that's backwards. They've done specials on the 'Science of Star Trek'.
The writers admit that they were just writing...no science behind it.
Just imagination. The interesting part is that the fiction that little
boys (and girls) grew up with on shows such as Star Trek lead the
science minded to invent those items. The flip phone was designed as a
direct reflection of the communicator on the original Star Trek.
Just thought I'd drop that in, let everyone know what a geek mom I am! :P
(now back to your regularly scheduled intelligent programming). :)