Tuesday, August 27, 2002

More on Asimov's Foundation and Al-Qa'ida: Prentiss Riddle sent us an e-mail arguing that the original story is almost certainly bogus. He directed us to Colin Brayton's explanation of the meaning of the term "al-Qa'ida" and concludes that "Yes, it means 'Foundation', but to associate it with Asimov is like doing the same for the National Science Foundation or Joe's Foundation Repair."