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Douglas Adams

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Oct 4, 1993, 12:40:05 PM10/4/93
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Hi,
I've finally managed to get a convenient connection to the Internet. I
opened an account at the Santa Fe Institute earlier in the year, but it was
slow and complicated using it from London so I gave up on it.

I know there is a ton of accumulated mail on my Santa Fe account, which I
will try and get to. I'll try and post news here from time to time if it
seems like it might interest people - for instance, it looks as if the HHGG
movie is finally coming after the shelf after 10 years.

I'm going to be doing a book signing tour in November, and I've posted a
current provisional list of where I'm going.

Best,

Douglas Adams
London, UK

Douglas Adams

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Douglas Adams

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Bernd Reh (DA Drechsel)

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Oct 4, 1993, 3:56:37 PM10/4/93
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A big hello back to you Douglas Adams !!!

Thank you for posting every Artikel twice and thrice, I finally got a
flawless copy :-))
I must warn you. You'll generate a fantic fandom here if you post regulary
let alone answer questions !!!
I've seen that in alt.fan.pratchett (boahhh shame on him, he *mentioned*
the cursed name !).
But go ahead, hoards of little fellows appearing preferably on your
signing tours will be thankfull!
It's a creative lot here on Internet and I'm damned sure you'll get many
new ideas here.

With a wink of my towel
Bernd

>>> Bernd Reh Full signature on request. <<<

Mike Rosenberg

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Oct 4, 1993, 6:25:12 PM10/4/93
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In article <1993Oct4.1...@rhrk.uni-kl.de>,

Bernd Reh (DA Drechsel <r...@rhrk.uni-kl.de> wrote:
>A big hello back to you Douglas Adams !!!
>
>Thank you for posting every Artikel twice and thrice, I finally got a
>flawless copy :-))
>I must warn you. You'll generate a fantic fandom here if you post regulary
>let alone answer questions !!!

I think he'll discover (if he wasn't aware already) that he already has a
frantic fandom. :)

Good luck in your new foray into the real of the internet.

--Weasel

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* | m...@pangaea.earth.nwu.edu *
* "Weasel is not a nickname -- | wea...@merle.acns.nwu.edu *
* it's a state of mind." | wea...@nwu.edu *
* | *
*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
* He had that rare weird electricity about him--that extremely wild and *
* heavy presence that you only see in a person who has abandoned all hope *
* of ever behaving normally. *
* Hunter S. Thompson -- "Fear and Loathing '72" *
*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Douglas Adams

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Oct 5, 1993, 5:47:27 AM10/5/93
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In Article <1993Oct4.1...@rhrk.uni-kl.de>, r...@rhrk.uni-kl.de (Bernd

Reh (DA Drechsel) wrote:
>A big hello back to you Douglas Adams !!!
>
>Thank you for posting every Artikel twice and thrice, I finally got a
>flawless copy :-))

There were several copies becsue this was my first posting to the Internet
and I didn't think it was working properly. then I couldn't delete the
extras... and o on.

>I must warn you. You'll generate a fantic fandom here if you post regulary
>let alone answer questions !!!
>I've seen that in alt.fan.pratchett (boahhh shame on him, he *mentioned*
>the cursed name !).
>But go ahead, hoards of little fellows appearing preferably on your
>signing tours will be thankfull!
>It's a creative lot here on Internet and I'm damned sure you'll get many
>new ideas here.
>

Yeah, having jut discovered the Internet, I'm anxious that I'm going to be
spedning far too much time on it!


Douglas Adams
London, UK

Graeme Foster

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Oct 5, 1993, 6:45:30 AM10/5/93
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>Yeah, having jut discovered the Internet, I'm anxious that I'm going to be
>spedning far too much time on it!

What? Is that possible? ;-)


Cheers,
Graeme.

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Peter B. Juul

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Oct 5, 1993, 2:31:10 PM10/5/93
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>There were several copies becsue this was my first posting to the Internet
>and I didn't think it was working properly. then I couldn't delete the
>extras... and o on.

Well, under all circumstances, it is nice having you here.

>Yeah, having jut discovered the Internet, I'm anxious that I'm going to be
>spedning far too much time on it!

I am PRETTY sure I saw a hgttg MUD somewhere out there... Thought you
might be interested :-)

Peter

GUNNAR HORRIGMO

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Oct 5, 1993, 2:11:27 PM10/5/93
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In article <28rj8a$d...@titian.ecs.soton.ac.uk> gr...@ecs.soton.ac.uk (Graeme Foster) writes:

>In <dna.110...@158.152.1.69> d...@dadams.demon.co.uk (Douglas Adams) writes:

>>Yeah, having jut discovered the Internet, I'm anxious that I'm going to be
>>spedning far too much time on it!

>What? Is that possible? ;-)

Well, the poor souls that I am supposed to have a meeting with just now
think so... But then again, I practically live on the net. (*shudder* I hate
that term 'the net')


gun...@dhhalden.no

-=::Peel a man that looks like an onion,
and I'll show you a man that looks like a peeled onion.

Spelling errors and bad grammar are centered intentionally.
I have put the words cocaine, FNB, and KGB in my sig to irritate the FBI.

Daniel Sohl

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Oct 5, 1993, 2:25:39 PM10/5/93
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>I am PRETTY sure I saw a hgttg MUD somewhere out there... Thought you
>might be interested :-)

What? What's the site and port number? This is something I gotta
see (although I don't believe it could do justice to the books).

-- Daniel Sohl
--
"Writing comes easy: it's all a matter of staring at a blank
piece of paper o until your forehead bleeds."
-- Douglas Adams
ak...@yfn.ysu.edu MAT...@delphi.com ran...@choate.edu

Scott D. Yelich

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Oct 6, 1993, 2:41:23 AM10/6/93
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>>>>> "Douglas" == Douglas Adams <d...@dadams.demon.co.uk> writes:

Douglas> Hi,

Douglas> I've finally managed to get a convenient connection to the
Douglas> Internet. I opened an account at the Santa Fe Institute
Douglas> earlier in the year, but it was slow and complicated using it
Douglas> from London so I gave up on it.

... and I'm sorry about all the hassles with your password-- unwanted
visitors can lead to that, though.

Douglas> I know there is a ton of accumulated mail on my Santa Fe
Douglas> account, which I will try and get to. I'll try and post news
Douglas> here from time to time if it seems like it might interest

Welcome back. :-)

Douglas> people - for instance, it looks as if the HHGG movie is
Douglas> finally coming after the shelf after 10 years.

Douglas> I'm going to be doing a book signing tour in November, and
Douglas> I've posted a current provisional list of where I'm going.

you also could put that information in your ~/.plan -- it might be
interesting to see how finger requests come in.

Scott

Jon Lubbe

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Oct 5, 1993, 1:38:31 PM10/5/93
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On Mon 4-Oct-1993 16:40 , Douglas Adams wrote:
DA> Hi,
DA> I've finally managed to get a convenient connection to the Internet. I
DA> opened an account at the Santa Fe Institute earlier in the year, but it
DA> was
DA> slow and complicated using it from London so I gave up on it.

Oh Man Oh Man.. face to face (virtually) with the master.. this is such a
thrill.
i have a couple of questions for you. <if you care to answer them...)

:)

when you first did the HHGTTG, (movie, books, tvshow, radio, etc, etc, etc...)
did you expect it to become the SUPERBIG sucess it is now???

and whats your e-mail address. <when i read a message, it dosent give the full
address> :(
Thank you for your time and such..
Goodbye for now

Jon Lubbe

jlu...@hotcity.com

Scott D. Yelich

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Oct 6, 1993, 2:51:24 AM10/6/93
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one word...

xmosaic

Scott

Erik S. Reager

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Oct 5, 1993, 1:47:38 PM10/5/93
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Does anyone know if I'm going mad? I thought I remembered in So Long, the first tst
time I read it, a part in chapter 17 where the computer salesman asked his
coworker, "Doesn't computer-brand make an astronomy program?" and then thethe
versions I can find it skips from "Looks like a fun afternoon" he said, but only to himself to the Apple line. I'm assuming the original was another loss due
to copyrights or else I have gone mad. Can anybody help?

gUNthEr
ere...@opal.idbsu.edu
"Ford. You're turning into a penguin. Stop it."
a bit more text and then it says" Arthur bought the Apple anyway." In all the

Erik S. Reager

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Oct 5, 1993, 2:01:21 PM10/5/93
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In article <1993Oct5.1...@guinness.idbsu.edu> ere...@ruby.idbsu.edu (Erik S. Reager) writes:




>
> gUNthEr
> ere...@opal.idbsu.edu
>"Ford. You're turning into a penguin. Stop it."
>a bit more text and then it says" Arthur bought the Apple anyway." In all the

everyone ignore that last line. I'm still learning. gUNthEr

Daniel Sohl

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Oct 7, 1993, 12:52:06 PM10/7/93
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In a previous article, sc...@wijiji.santafe.edu (Scott D. Yelich) said:
>you also could put that information in your ~/.plan -- it might be
>interesting to see how finger requests come in.

Except that his site doesn't allow finger. Trust me; I've tried. <G>

Oh yes, and Mr. Adams, I'm sorry about my .sig; I'm going to change
it ASAP. It just takes a little time to do that at this particular
site...
(I'm not sorry about the quote, just the attribution...)

Scott D. Yelich

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Oct 7, 1993, 5:20:09 PM10/7/93
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/usr/games/lib/fortunes.dat

@There is a theory that states: "If anyone finds out what the universe
is for it will disappear and be replaced by something more bazaarly
inexplicable."

There is another theory that states: "This has already happened ...."
-- Donald Adams, "Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
@There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly
what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly
disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and
inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has
already happened.
-- Donald Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

Scott

Scott D. Yelich

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Oct 7, 1993, 5:16:36 PM10/7/93
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>>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Sohl <ak...@yfn.ysu.edu> writes:
Daniel> In a previous article, sc...@wijiji.santafe.edu (Scott

Daniel> D. Yelich) said:
>> you also could put that information in your ~/.plan -- it might be
>> interesting to see how finger requests come in.
Daniel> Except that his site doesn't allow finger. Trust me; I've
Daniel> tried. <G>

white site? mine? sure it does... I should know, I just wrote the
finger program.

finger @santafe.edu
finger dad...@santafe.edu

Daniel> Oh yes, and Mr. Adams, I'm sorry about my .sig; I'm going to
Daniel> change it ASAP. It just takes a little time to do that at this
Daniel> particular site... (I'm not sorry about the quote, just the
Daniel> attribution...) -- "Writing comes easy: it's all a matter of
Daniel> staring at a blank piece of paper o until your forehead
Daniel> bleeds." -- Douglas Adams ak...@yfn.ysu.edu
Daniel> MAT...@delphi.com ran...@choate.edu


did he not say it?

I don't want to embarass Chris.... but he has a fortune call in his
.cshrc .. and it gave a quote from some DA book and said the author
was "Donald Adams" ...

Scott

Daniel Sohl

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Oct 7, 1993, 7:59:49 PM10/7/93
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In a previous posting, sc...@wijiji.santafe.edu (Scott D. Yelich)
said the following:

>white site? mine? sure it does... I should know, I just wrote the
>finger program.

No, not your site; the one he's using now (dadams.demon.co.uk).
Although it frankly hadn't occurered to me to finger your site
<Sheepish grin>.

>"Writing comes easy: it's all a matter of

>staring at a blank piece of paper until your forehead bleeds."


>did he not say it?

Nope; he corrected me on that one. THe guy I have it attributed
to now is the right one. (But I'm still not sure that I have
the right wording...)
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Rick Hewett

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Oct 7, 1993, 12:37:44 PM10/7/93
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In article 93Oct6...@wijiji.santafe.edu, sc...@wijiji.santafe.edu (Scott D. Yelich) writes:

>you also could put that information in your ~/.plan -- it might be
>interesting to see how finger requests come in.
>
>Scott

Well, maybe, _IF_ you hit "finger" when dadams.demon.co.uk is connected.

---
"Yelp."
-- Gaspode the wonder dog
(Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures)

Cheers,
Rick Hewett. (Reply to: ri...@chocky.demon.co.uk)


Rick Hewett

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Oct 8, 1993, 8:27:33 AM10/8/93
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In article p...@news.ysu.edu, ak...@yfn.ysu.edu (Daniel Sohl) writes:
>In a previous article, sc...@wijiji.santafe.edu (Scott D. Yelich) said:
>>you also could put that information in your ~/.plan -- it might be
>>interesting to see how finger requests come in.
>Except that his site doesn't allow finger. Trust me; I've tried. <G>

Well, was his site actually online when you tried ? Unless DNA's into seriously
boosting the profits of British Telecom I doubt he'll stay connected at all times.

I have a demon.co.uk site, and finger will work on it, but only when I've dialled in
to send/collect mail and news etc. That takes an hour a day tops. Usually much less.
Also, I could choose not to start "finger" (or telnet, ftp, etc.).

Mind you, I'll bet DNA will get thousands of mail messages, so he'll be online for
hours!

I wonder what percentage will be of the "Are you really THE Douglas Adams?" variety?

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WAS THE ULTIMATE REALITY. I WAS THE ASSASSIN AGAINST WHOM NO LOCK
WOULD HOLD.
- "Yes, point taken, but do you have any particular skills?"
-- Death consults a job broker
(Terry Pratchett, Mort)

Rick Hewett. (Alias ri...@chocky.demon.co.uk)


Rick Hewett

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Oct 9, 1993, 8:26:20 AM10/9/93
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hew...@gatwick.sgp.slb.com said:

> I wonder what percentage will be of the "Are you really THE
> Douglas Adams?" vari ety?
^
Hey! Keep your posts to 80 columns can't you! ;->

Rick.

Moses

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A big hello from your future ;)

1993年10月5日火曜日1時25分36秒 UTC+8 Douglas Adams:

Nemo

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One of the most impressive thread resurrections ever!

master...@gmail.com

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Shit, it's been almost twenty years since you died

Nemo Thorx

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Quoting master...@gmail.com from 26 May (a Sunday in 2019) at 1425 hours...
How time flies!

.../Nemo

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...like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

A little cheeky, but I think DNA would approve.

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