Belated Happy Birthday, Mr. Adams.


Yesterday was to be Douglas N. Adams’ 54th birthday. He was the writer of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and other science fiction novels. D.N.A. died unexpectedly on May 2001 at the age of 49. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mr. Adams was an avid Mac user and in 1989 he wrote an article titled “Frank the Vandal.” I found the article at website. In the article he expressed his frustration with the electrician in his house and with the complexity he had to deal with his computers. He also wished for an easy way to effortlessly sync his address book and his diary between computers, and not to have to deal with incompatible file formats. Near the end of the article he writes, “The future of computer power is pure simplicity.” Ah, how he would have loved to see what Apple has to offer today. Or perhaps not.

Belated happy birthday, Mr. Adams. Thanks for the fish.


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