A Little Bit About Researcher 184045 (Narf!)
Hello everyone, and how the hell did you find your way to my little corner of the Guide?
My middle name is Brent. My first name is Ronald, but I don't usually answer to it. I am a child of the seventies that became sentient in the mid-eighties. (read 1973) I also answer to the name Narf. (I am a big fan of the Animaniacs and Pinky & the Brain Cartoons. If anyone is interested in colaborating on a guide entry for them, let me know)
I don't remember the reason why I started reading the Hitchhiker's Guide series, but I do recal that I originally read them out of order. Most of the books had already been stolen from my highschool library. Only The Restaurant at the End of the Universe was still there. I guess Adams was early on the alphabetically arranged shelves, and the name caught my eye. I originally read the stories in the following order: Restaurant, Hitchhiker's, So Long, and finally Life. I then read them all in order, and eventually added the four volume set to my collection, and finally purchased a hardcover of Mostly Harmless.
I thought that this was a great idea when I first heard about it. There is so much crap on the internet as it is, it is nice to be able to contribute some of the stuff I want to an archive that may prove useful to someone somewhere, or at least amuse the occational passers-by. Unfortunately, I didn't check it out until now. I hope to find some useful topics to write about. My goal would be to write something that is worthy of publication in the edited guide.
I was surprised to hear about Douglas Adams' death. It was a name I hadn't heard in a while. My first thought was that the literary world had lost one of it's more memorable figures, and the scientific community had lost one of it's more cynical critics. I recall reading the alt.fan.douglasadams newsgroups (or something like this--it was years ago in University). There was someone posting there under the name Douglas Adams, and there was a lot of discussion about whether it was actually him or not. It seemed like his sense of humour as he dropped light-hearted little tidbits of knowledge and funny little annecdotes for people to read. He seemed like the type of author that really wanted to participate in the reading experience with his audience, as opposed to just producing the stories. I will truly miss his sense of humour.
I also would like to personnaly thank the BBC for seeing the value in this Guide and for continuing his vision and seemingly staying true to Adams' original intent.
A bit more about me: I live in Kitchener, Ontario Canada. I am self employed small business owner operating a computer business/freelance software-mechanical-electronics design firm. For fun I dance, waste time on the Internet, play a few games, and read technical manuals.
I hope you find something interesting in my Space.....
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