If you are like me, you absolutely have to watch this hour-long presentation he gave at UC Santa Barbara in 2001 , titled "Parrots, the Universe, and Everything". Mind blowing.
His last book, "Last chance to see" , which is about endangered species, is heavily related to that talk.
I recently learned that Douglas Adams had a chance to play on stage at Pink Floyd's 28 October 1994 concert at Earls Court in London , playing guitar on the songs "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse".
He's even responsible for the 1994 album name "Division Bell" by Pink Floyd. David Gilmour and Douglas Adams were good friends.
Well, what can I say... It sucks that he went away too soon. I'd love to read more of his stuff, and I'd love to know his take on today's world.
I watched H2G2 when it aired on PBS in the early 80's in my teens, and it changed my life, I didn't know humour could be like that. I have a signed copy of "Mostly Harmless" from an Intel Developer Conference he spoke at that I attended in the 90's.
If you're a fan and you haven't seen Hyperland, it's fantastic.
All the pretty places looked pretty before the tourists arrived. That's why the tourists arrived. And then, the tourists arrived.
Beautiful line, only made more apt by who it was that spoke it.
Oh no. I wonder how he would've phrased this in 2022.