Nov 28, 2008, 09:03AM

A Central Position on the Mt. Rushmore of Pop Culture

One of the better (if not the best) Michael Crichton obits.



It’s hard to fathom it now, but Crichton was directly responsible for mainstreaming such issues as DNA technology, Japanese/American business relations, sexual harassment, the dot-com bubble, virtual reality, nanotechnology and the nightmare that is the modern airline industry. Those who will miss Crichton the most are not the 12 year-olds who read his work (usually their first “adult” novel) with wide-eyed awe at the wonders presented, but the producers of 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, and 20/20, for it was his imagination that gave them countless hours of content.



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