Douglas Adams, one of my favorite authors of all time, was born on this date in 1952. Although he died in 2001 at the much-too-young age of 49, he left behind an incredible body of work, not the least of which were the “trilogy in five parts” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and two books about a “holistic” detective named Dirk Gently. I had the honor of meeting Douglas once at a book signing in the early 1990s. He was a delightful man who shared many of my own interests (Macs, synthesizers, procrastination) and similar views on religion and the environment. I miss him.
I didn’t realize it until today, but Douglas Adams’s ashes are at Highgate Cemetery in London.