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It's Not a Kindle

He also had a device that looked rather like a largish electronic calculator. This had about a hundred tiny flat press buttons and a screen about four inches square on which any one of a million "pages" could be summoned at a moment's notice. It looked insanely complicated, and this was one of the reasons why the snug plastic cover it fitted into had the words DON'T PANIC printed on it in large friendly letters. The other reason was that this device was in fact that most remarkable of all books ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." The reason why it was published in the form of a micro sub meson electronic component is that if it were printed in normal book form, an interstellar hitchhiker would require several inconveniently large buildings to carry it around in.*

dontpanicx
It's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
There is more to this story here

*Adams,D. (1979) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (pp.26-27) New York: Harmony Books

 

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mmmm, brings back such memories. Do you have the BBC series? It does a really nice job. I miss Adams, almost makes me want to spend the 350 bux to get the Kindle, Thanks Norm.

I have the BBC series. It's highly entertaining. It's one of the best things to listen to in a long car ride.

I listened to them in the eighties on public radio. I haven't listened to them since. And of course I've read the entire series of Douglas Adams books.

It was one of my sons who has started rereading the series that pointed out the description and how well it fit with a description of the kindle.

He also has a kindle the other is anti-kindle that story is the first one in today's links.

I used to watch the development of ebook readers. I lost interest for some reason. I wasn’t impressed with their value to price. That one looks cool.

I recently reread Hitchhikers guide in The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide Galaxy

All 5 books, plus a novella about Beeblebrox in his youth. Nice Package.

Rest assured, you will seldom find me without my towel.

I got The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy at my local library.

Support your local library!

Wonderful things.

Loved the series. Twenty years later, I still keep a towel in my car at all times, and every once in a while, I wonder who really is the smarter creature - mice or men?

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