A Conversation for Douglas Adams - His Life and Worlds

digital watches and kakapos

Post 1

Queixa

"...an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended lifeforms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

The first time I read those words, I knew I had discovered something amazing. Science fiction that was true while being humorous.

Although I think Adams is one of the most brilliant philosophers of our time (right up there with Vonnegut), I think his most important work is not a work of philosophy at all. "Last Chance to See" should be required reading for anyone who spends any time at all on Planet Earth. I still occasionally do a Google search to keep up with the kakapo population (now up to 86!)


digital watches and kakapos

Post 2

The Duke of Dunstable

The place to keep up to date with that is http://www.douglasadams.se/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3171


digital watches and kakapos

Post 3

The Duke of Dunstable

Ha! Sorry, that's not at all the place to keep up with that. Dang, why is there no edit button for the post you've made? What I meant to link to was http://anotherchancetosee.blogspot.com/


digital watches and kakapos

Post 4

sunny


'Last Chance to See' is also the work he was most proud of.

smiley - earth


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Post 5

sunny


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