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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Don’t panic: Google honours Douglas Adams with interactive H2G2 Doodle
11.03.2013

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Writer Douglas Adams’ most famous work – already adapted in many forms – now takes shape as an interactive Google Doodle to mark what would have been his 61st birthday.

Cult multimedia phenomenon The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (H2G2) started off as a sci-fi comedy radio series for BBC Radio 4 in 1978. It later became a series of books selling over 15m copies, as well as a TV series, stage plays, comics, a computer game and a feature film starring Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell.

In 1971, so the story goes, Adams was hitching his way around Europe with a copy of Hitchhiker’s Guide to Europe only to find himself lying drunk in a field in Austria thinking there should be a hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.

And so he went on to create the story of hapless human Arthur Dent, fellow human survivor of the Earth’s destruction Tricia McMillan (AKA Trillian), alien researcher Ford Prefect, galactic president Zaphod Beeblebrox and a melancholy robot named Marvin.

The eponymous guide is actually an electronic device that aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the Milky Way, and it is this that features prominently in today’s interactive Doodle on the Google homepage.

Visitors can click various elements of the Doodle to produce sound effects and animations (and be sure that you don’t leave out the door on the top left). But the real story lies within the electronic guidebook bearing the H2G2 catchphrase, ‘Don’t panic’, and clicking here will result in animated advice from the device

....more at link
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/new-medi ... e-honours/

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:31 pm 
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My Favourite author...

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001)

See Wikepedia....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams


Sad loss to the world when he died aged only 49
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1326657.stm

"Author Douglas Adams, who wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has died suddenly aged 49.

Mr Adams died on Friday morning in Santa Barbara, California, following a heart attack, said his spokeswoman Sophie Astin.?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:34 pm 
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I think since I am sad to contemplate the loss of Douglas Adams... you all should be sad too

So there!! See if I don't :62



Here is some vogon poetry..



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