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Douglas Adams, was RE: Fruitcakes was Re: Kentum/satem

From:Keith Gaughan <kgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 1, 2002, 13:06
From: Maarten van Beek [mailto:dungeonmaster@ALMARAN.NET]

> > Van: Constructed Languages List > > Onderwerp: Re: Fruitcakes was Re: Kentum/satem > > > > (For those who do not recognise the reference, the white > mice build earth > as > > a super computer, according to "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" > trilogy > > by Douglas Adams. It's a book every geek in the US and UK has read.) > > And in The Netherlands too... I know people who printed the > whole damns > series off of the internet on the university computers (even > though it can > be purchased, both in English and Dutch, at every decent > bookstore in the > country). All of my friends know that the answer is 42 (even > the illiterate > ones!)
Which reminds me - has anybody got the new book? I saw it in a display in Waterstones on the way to work this morning. Must get it myself. Oh, and sorry for the inconvenience ;-)


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>