[Register] - Douglas Adams obviously knew what makes an IT shop tick. In Life, the Universe, and Everything, he identified the Somebody Else's Problem (SEP) field, which renders some things not so much invisible as
[shropshirestar.com] - It was too short: the comedy suffered (instead of some good Douglas Adams style ideas given room to breathe we went for just one liners), opportunity for pathos and character enhancement with all four leads was thrown in the bin.
[The Independent] - Douglas Adams certainly had the second, which he brought back from the USA and which needed a transformer slightly heavier than the machine itself. But though I may have been third, mine was actually given to me by Steve Jobs, personally, in its little
[Telegraph.co.uk] - Douglas Adams, meanwhile, apparently got the idea for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy while working as a hotel security guard. John Steinbeck was a caretaker, Kurt Vonnegut sold Saabs, Harper Lee worked for Eastern Airlines and Robert Frost
[The Cornishman] - Mr Osborne said the committee would like to thank all who attended and those who supported the revel year after year. "A special thanks also to Rachel Jenkins, Val Smith and treasurer the Reverend Douglas Adams."
When you're a student or whatever, and you can't afford a car, or a plane fare, or even a train fare, all you can do is hope that someone will stop and pick you up. At the moment we can't afford to go to other planets. We don't have the ships to take us there. There may be other people out there (I don't have any opinions about Life Out There, I just don't know) but it's nice to think that one could, even here and now, be whisked away just by hitchhiking. - Statement of 1984, as quoted in Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Companion (1988) by Neil Gaiman, p. 2