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Excellent lead article (“The Man Who Fell From Earth,” 8/11); the dry subject matter was presented in a wonderful fashion by Sean Daly. In fact, it may be the best in-depth article I have ever seen about an obscure technical personality whose work is normally meaningless to the majority of mankind. I think the human race could use a few thousand more of these sorts of articles.

I am pretty jaded in many ways, but I was heavily affected by the article. It got me…good shot!

Eugene, Ore.