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Old March 11 2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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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.
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Old March 11 2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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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.

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Old March 11 2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday

That's what it says in my Star Trek Encyclopaedia.

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Old March 11 2013, 11:23 PM   #4
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Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday

Awesome. Happy birthday, Douglas Adams!
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Old March 12 2013, 12:31 AM   #5
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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.
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Old March 12 2013, 12:58 AM   #6
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Redfern wrote: View Post
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.

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They did animate a guide entry at least.
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Old March 12 2013, 01:01 AM   #7
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Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday

^ Yep, the Babel fish.
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Old March 12 2013, 01:02 AM   #8
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^There's more than just that. Keep clicking on it.
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Old March 12 2013, 09:14 PM   #9
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Re: Google celebrating Douglas Adams' 61st birthday

Is it gone now forever? I only clicked on the guide the once.
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Old March 12 2013, 11:18 PM   #10
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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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