SPORT: Ready? . . . Break!
Fri, 7 Feb 1997 22:08:50 -0500 (EST)

In all probability, we now enjoy one of our few--and last--chances to reach
the thoughts of all present and future humans.

Until very, very recently, much of the Earth remained inaccessible to clean
lines of communication. And very, very soon, should we prevail in our drive
to escape Earth, a great human diaspora will set forth. If faster-than-light
communication remains beyond our power, we will lose touch with each other as
we spread through the universe.

American football players huddle to call plays, then break for the line of
scrimmage. We, too, have this one last chance to exchange intelligence and
coordinate our long-term plans. Soon, though, we must call out "Ready? . . .
Break!" and dive into the tumult.

See you at the party on the far side of the universe!

T.0. Morrow
V.P. and Director, ExI