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Yes, It Occurred To Me Also. Your Question Was Similarly Silly

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on December 4, 2001 02:02:37 UTC

Yes, dear Alex, a smart person would have restated it in terms of geometry,
as you have begun to do.
Thhe idea occurred to me at the time. But it was just a joke.
It reminds me of the idea in AC Clarke's _3001 about an elevator from Earth to Earth orbit at the equator, using rotational energy.
I'm not as stupid as you might think. Or, I might not be as stupid as you think. Or, I might not think as stupid as you. Or, I might not think you are stupid. Two way street.

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