Life, The Universe, and Everything

2001-05-12 11:24 ☼ post

I found out first thing this morning that Douglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy died yesterday at the age of 49. Not only was he a very humorous writer, but he was also a big Macintosh fan and I’m sorry to hear that he has passed on.

Maccentral offers additional thoughts: I’ve been a Macintosh user for as long as there have been Macintoshes, right from the very first one,” Adams said to Apple. It was elegantly thought out, intuitive, and it was such a pleasure to use that you wanted to hug it. It was also ludicrously slow and underpowered, of course, but that was a small price, as Butch Cassidy said in the movie, to pay for beauty.”

Metafilter has some good comments on DNA once you get past some of the inflamatory stuff near the top.