Hey, I share a birthday today with Doug Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
He was born just five years before me, but passed away a dozen years ago. What a terrible loss.
THGttG, in fact the whole series, is a seminal work for geeks. If you haven't read it, you're missing out on a tremendous cultural touchstone, and you won't know the answer to everything, or why you should always have a towel.
Would that I could create a work so beloved and so meaningful to so many.
Rest in Peace, dear writer, and thank you for your work.