Talk:Santa Claus machine
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Yep, I think it's safe to merge them to fix a capitilization error in the title. (There isn't an easier way?)
I'd have to re-read the novel, but wasn't the Clarke station and space elevator in the mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson built by this type of machine? Mike998 19:43, 22 February 2006 (UTC)Mike998
The article is short, but I don't think its lack of references is a crime. --Marc Lacoste 14:57, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
The article text states that Theodore Taylor coined the term in 1978, but the term "santa claus machine" does not appear in the quoted text.
A similar explanation, which also included the necessity of a series replicators being able to build bigger replicators, appeared in George O. Smith's "Venus Equilateral" in 1945. So it appears to me that Mr Taylor enjoys neither priority nor claim to coining the term. Here's a cite:  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:47, 3 December 2014 (UTC)