A Conversation for 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To Europe' by Ken Welsh and Katie Wood - the Book

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Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

I'd never actually heard of this guide. It probably doesn't help that I'm American and born a bit too recently for the book to have been in print around the age when I was tempted to go exploring.

It's fascinating to think that neither h2g2 nor similar offerings like Wikipedia are really much like Adams' original inspiration. Rather, they're more like what might have happened if the Hitchhiker's Guide To Europe remained so utterly successful that the franchise expanded over the years into general encyclopedia terrority. smiley - smiley


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echomikeromeo

That's exactly what I was thinking, Fragilis. And it's not at all a bad thing, either.smiley - smiley

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Skankyrich [?]

Glad you liked it, guys!

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happyhitcher

Does anybody have any idea how to contact Ken? I am planning to write an article about the book based on a recent return to Athens, having hitched there in 1988. I would like to interview him. (I had the book it as a 16th birthday present in 1983 and it was like a bible to me at the time!) Any help in tracking him down would be gratefully appreciated.

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