Douglas Adams died of a heart attack on Friday, May the 11th. He was 49.
First Joey Ramone and now this. My generation’s icons are getting whacked and it makes me feel old and mortal.
Kinda ticked there wasn’t more press about it in the States, considering how influential he was to nerd subculture. Those who’ve read his work can see the obvious parallels between the Guide (The ultimate PDA.) and the Internet. He was 23 years ahead of his time. Maybe there where others that scooped him but they weren’t nearly as funny.
Of course Marvin wouldn’t be surprised by any of this.