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Ar-Pharazon March 11 2013 05:30 PM

Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
It's a strange number, 61 (not like 42), but Google has a nice interactive Hitchhiker's Guide theme going on today.

Redfern March 11 2013 06:09 PM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
Google missed a great opportunity.

I typed in "Earth" and thought it may have loaded an "introductory gag" page that read nothing more than "Mostly harmless."

Alas, no such humorous luck.

Sincerely,

Bill

Guy Gardener March 11 2013 11:16 PM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
That's what it says in my Star Trek Encyclopaedia.

Okuda has some balls on him.

Turtletrekker March 11 2013 11:23 PM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
Awesome. Happy birthday, Douglas Adams!

auntiehill March 12 2013 12:31 AM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
If you keep clicking on the Guide, it shows you little animated scenes from the book. Very cute.

I wish they'd made Marvin speak, though. It would've been great to hear him say something whenever you clicked on the door.

Mr. Adventure March 12 2013 12:58 AM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
Quote:

Redfern wrote: (Post 7787281)
Google missed a great opportunity.

I typed in "Earth" and thought it may have loaded an "introductory gag" page that read nothing more than "Mostly harmless."

Alas, no such humorous luck.

Sincerely,

Bill

They did animate a guide entry at least.

Ar-Pharazon March 12 2013 01:01 AM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
^ Yep, the Babel fish.

auntiehill March 12 2013 01:02 AM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
^There's more than just that. Keep clicking on it.

Dart March 12 2013 09:14 PM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
Is it gone now forever? I only clicked on the guide the once.

Ar-Pharazon March 12 2013 11:18 PM

Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
 
This page has all the 2013 ones. If you change the year in the URL, you can see past years as well.


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