Douglas Adams – The Art of Words in a Cunning Order

Douglas Adams – The Art of Words in a Cunning Order

The man who wrote words in a cunning order. This post is a little wander down memory lane for my favourite author of all time. Hopefully, with a few facts about him, which you may not know, plus a few classic quotes, which you may. But his most important quote, of course, was that he wrote words in a cunning order. Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold

Forty-Two

42 Forty-Two

We all know that the number 42 is made famous in the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is calculated by an enormous supercomputer over a period of 7.5 million years to be 42. But just how famous is this oddly even little number? I thought I would investigate. Perhaps Adams was influenced by reading Lewis Carroll? Examples of Carroll’s use of 42: # Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has 42 illustrations. # Rule Forty-two in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (“All persons more than a mile high to leave the court”.) # Rule 42 of