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I want stuff that works - and someone to help with our CDs

I am a big fan of quotations and of Douglas Adams, and two of my favourite quotes by him came to mind today.

He wrote, ’ We are stuck with technology when what we really want it stuff that works.’ 693 more words


I cam across a Nineties museum catalogue about the Art of the Book, with a page on ‘Electronic Publications.’ This got me thinking about the predecessors of modern ereaders. 176 more words

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The Fabulously Froody Douglas Adams

Getting off a tube train in the not-as-leafy-as-it-sounds North London suburb of Wood Green, I indulge in one of my favourite bad habits and continue to read my book as I walk along the street.

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Philosophical, Theological, Mathematical Nonsense

I’ve decided to do an A-Z blogging challenge, because apparently I can’t keep anything up unless I’m competing.  Even if it’s with myself, though that’s not quite as compelling as beating other people.   765 more words

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

(Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless)


Bout of Books 14 Challenge: What to Read Next

I’m participating in the What to Read Next challenge for the Bout of Books 14 readathon. This challenge is hosted by Sarah from Sarah Reads Too Much… 1,256 more words


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

There are some books you wish you’d read years earlier. (And some movies you wish you could unsee.) To be honest, I wish I’d figured out sci-fi as a whole sooner – but I was hugely resistant to it. 547 more words