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Ill Bethisad obituary

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 15, 2001, 16:01
MAY 15 (Reuters) The comedy and linguistics team of Joe Greenberg and
Doug Adams is no more.  Greenberg, 85, died a week ago of cancer; Adams,
49, on Friday of an unexpected heart attack.

They were best known for their masterwork "Hitchhiker's Guide to the
World's Languages", which followed the fictionalized adventures of
a group of planet-hopping travelers, joined by a British everyman
named Arthur Dent.  A biting satire of technology, politics,
bureaucracy, and the multiple origins hypothesis, the book sold
nearly 14 million copies around the world.

An earlier work, "Life, the Universe, and Africa", was the subject
of furious controversy at first, with its partition of all African
languages into four giant families, but is now generally accepted
by scholars in the field.  Greenberg's solo work "Dirk Gently,
Linguistic Typologist" is said to be one of the most cited works in\
comic linguistics.

There is / one art             || John Cowan <jcowan@...>
no more / no less              ||
to do / all things             ||
with art- / lessness           \\ -- Piet Hein