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Douglas Adams in the news
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:56:47 PM »
Here is a thread where we can post links to news articles that have some Douglas Adams connection (not to be confused with our "Towel Day in the news" thread which is more specifically about Towel Day).

As happens with great writers, Douglas Adams quotes are finding their way into every segment of society.  Here is a news article on global economics which opens with an Adams quote:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/8787064/Eurozone-leaders-comedy-of-errors-brings-monetary-union-to-the-brink.html
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 07:56:27 PM »
Oh interesting, thanks.  8)
 
I didn't see this. The article or your post. I used to be able to hit the button- "Unread posts since last visit" and all the new stuff would come up." That hasn't been working, I guess because there are things I've missed.

Good thing in my procrastination from NaNoWriMo I've been poking around here on my own.

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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 06:09:57 PM »
Not entirely new material, but here is a little story of Adams' struggles to bring Hitchhikers to the big screen:

http://blastr.com/2012/01/read-douglas-adams-frustr.php
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 07:16:29 PM »
I like this part:
"I've appended a list of numbers you can reach me on. If you manage not to reach me, I shall know you're trying not to, very, very hard indeed."
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 09:12:22 PM »
Wasn't this in The Salmon of Doubt or something like that? I remember reading it before...
". . . We realised we had been myopically shortsighted to think this thing was just an adding machine. . . . So we began to develop it as a super typewriter. With a long and increasingly incomprehensible feature list. Users of Microsoft Word will know what I'm talking about."

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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 12:05:11 AM »
That's entirely possible, but I don't remember.
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 09:24:33 PM »
Nick Webb, the publisher who commissioned DNA to make The Hitchhiker's Guide into a novel passed away.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/obituaries/publisher-hitched-to-adamss-galaxy-20120427-1xq60.html
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 03:07:22 PM »
http://www.expertclick.com/NRWire/Noted_futurist_explains_global_impact_of_technology,201240345.aspx

They mention DNA in this article about writer, Nicholas Eftimiades:
"With his comedic dystopian future history populated by hapless reluctant heroes and lovesick artificial intelligences, Nick takes a big step toward becoming the American Douglas Adams"

Sounds like he's worth checking out.
Man, I wouldn't want to be compared to Adams. People would hold the bar too high!  8)

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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 05:47:56 AM »
Man, I wouldn't want to be compared to Adams. People would hold the bar too high!

I think his other title, "Enemy of the People" might be even tougher to live up to.
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 02:43:24 AM »
Man, I wouldn't want to be compared to Adams. People would hold the bar too high!

I think his other title, "Enemy of the People" might be even tougher to live up to.

That one, I just may be able to handle. ;)  LOL
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »
If you want to fly to Glasgow...

http://www.list.co.uk/article/42198-simon-jones-to-star-in-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-radio-show-live/

Simon Jones will star in a live performance of the Hitchhiker's Guide. Neil Gaiman and Billy Boyd will have cameos.  8)
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 07:41:07 PM »
Wow, I would really like to see that, but there's no chance. If some kind of video recording of it crops up somewhere, somebody point me to it.
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 02:15:14 PM »
Ooo, yeah, I hope they film it.  :D
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2012, 03:40:26 PM »
Here's an interesting article where Simon Jones talks about "42" coincidences.
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/leisure/9790241.The_mystery_of_42__Freetime_talks_to_Hitchikers__Simon_Jones/
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2012, 03:00:00 AM »
I suppose 42 is like Bigfoot: if you're looking for it, you see it everywhere. Either way, it would be nice to get to one of these shows, but I have about the same chance as being rescued by a spaceship in the crucial 30-second period, and unfortunately I have no Improbability Drive.
". . . We realised we had been myopically shortsighted to think this thing was just an adding machine. . . . So we began to develop it as a super typewriter. With a long and increasingly incomprehensible feature list. Users of Microsoft Word will know what I'm talking about."

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