Happy Douglas Adams Day!

Over 2 years ago I posted about my labeling of 10/10/10 as "Douglas Adams Day". At the time it, my post seemed to be the only page making such an announcement… today though, a lot of "Happy Douglas Adams Day" posts are showing up all over the place. Am I a trendsetter? Yes. Totally.
Ahead of the curve? You know it!

In celebration of Douglas Adams Day, if you haven't read "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", go check it out from your local library. If you have read it… don't forget your towel today.

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Douglas Adams Day

Douglas Adams – a brilliant man, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy", and unfortunately no longer with us. Through a coincidence that maybe only Douglas himself could see, I've decided that I must organize a tribute to him and his writing. The date – spurred by the repetition of the date for this years olympics (08/08/08) – is 10/10/10.

Why? Since 10/10/10 is just ones and zeros, and could conceivably be a binary number, I decided to convert 101010 to a "real" decimal number – the result, 42. If you've read the Hitchhiker's Guide, you'd know why this is significant and the perfect date.

I did a brief search, and no one seem to have made the link between 10/10/10 and 42 or Douglas Adams. I'm sure someone, somewhere, has – heck, there's probably a group of die-hard fans somewhere with t-shirts already made up for this… but I didn't find anything, and now I feel clever.

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