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Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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Two Bit Trigger Pumping Moron

As one does, I was reading law review articles about writing law review articles, and I was rather amused to come across this:

You can make your article original in three ways. First, even if you deal with a subject that isn't new, you can produce an original conclusion. For example, if every scholar in history has concluded that 6 x 9 = 54, you can write an article concluding that 6 x 9 = 42. 20

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In which case you would have a bestseller. See Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 210-14 (New York, 1980).

C. Steven Bradford, As I Lay Writing: How to Write Law Review Articles for Fun and Profit: A Law-and-Economics, Critical, Hermeneutical, Policy Approach and Lots of Other Stuff That Thousands of Readers Will Find Really Interesting and Ther, 44 J. Legal Educ. 13, 15–16 (1994)

As I recall, I cited to him in one of my papers in law school. I think it was for my paper in International Criminal Law that I did on drone strikes.

Have you seen his work pop up in unexpected places?

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Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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Baron Grim

Google "what is the answer?"


Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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Baron Grim

Also works in Wolfram Alpha.


Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I haven't found many references to him lately.


Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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SashaQ - happysad and 'slightly mad'

I was surprised he wrote a foreword to a book about archaeology so I wrote an Entry about it! A87939472


Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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coelacanth

False Value, the eighth novel in The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. It's packed with references to the books.
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Where have you found references to Douglas Adams?

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paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

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