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By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
For all five remaining Geek Trivia fans, there's a new jolt of Douglas Adams trivia to be had, just in time for the release of the final Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy novel.

What famous computer was Douglas Adams the first Briton to own?
http://www.jaygarmon.net/2009/10/truly-trivial-which-famous-computer-was.html

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I didn't have to ask

by JamesRL In reply to New Douglas Adams Trivia

I used to read his occasional columns in MacWorld magazine.

I still remember his article on SCSI conflicts - at the time the Mac had a SCSI external port and all kinds of peripherals could be attached - HDs, scanners etc. It was hilarious, he had one of those situations where it should have worked but didn't.

James

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Five?

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to New Douglas Adams Trivia

Can I be number six? Who is number one?

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Five

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to New Douglas Adams Trivia

And I didn't know that Jay loved me so much to consider me more than one person. So does that mean that Jay is calling me Fat?

And Jay I didn't have to look I knew already as it had to be a Mac after all this is DA we are talking about.

Col 0:-)

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I'd never call you fat...

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Five

...at least, not unless we're comparing head sizes. And yes, I concede this one was a gimme for the Brits who knew DA well, but us colonists were not so consistently exposed to his wit and wisdom. More's the pity.

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RE: but us colonists were not so consistently exposed to his wit

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I'd never call you fat...

May the Plague Dogs get you while you are pushing The Girl on a Swing.

Just a couple of DA's lesser known books that I had to read before I was allowed out of school here. Funnily enough one of the dogs ate my copy of the Plague Dogs. Must have been something on the book that the Great Dane liked or maybe I should have give him more attention instead of rereading the book.

Col

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Weird

by bhopper In reply to RE: [i]but us colonists w ...

I thought Plague of Dogs and The Girl on a Swing were written by RICHARD Adams, not DOUGLAS Adams.

I'm a long-time Adams freak. Used to watch the old BBC series, listened to the radio shows, everything. He's always been one of my favorite authors.

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Really, five?

by seanferd In reply to New Douglas Adams Trivia

Must be more than myself and four others. And thanks to your newsletter and a handy link to your blog, I've already read it. Fantastic! Links sent to other Adams fans, so maybe you'll catch some more traffic.

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And Nerd Word OTW, Hoopy Frood.

by seanferd In reply to New Douglas Adams Trivia

http://www.jaygarmon.net/2009/10/nerd-word-of-week-hoopy-frood.html

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