Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Douglas Adams

I recently started to read The Salmon of Doubt, the last book published from Douglas Adams. It contains interesting pieces he wrote during his sadly too short career for magazines and such. Adams is one of the original founders of the h2g2 homepage. I just visited it for the first time. I will have to take a deep look inside it. If you read all the other books from him, The Salmon of Doubt is the perfect dessert.

Back in 1971, Douglas lay drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, thinking about the galaxy and how you might find your way around it. His solution, the 'Guide', was an ingenious device that offered advice about almost any place, object, entity or event you might care to name - all at the convenience of your fingertips. This vision is now approaching reality on the Internet [...].

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