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Douglas Adams on Completely Foolproof Designs


A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Douglas Adams on Civilisation


“The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the … Continue reading

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A Thought for Mothers’ Day


From The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Arthur: “It’s at times like this I wish I’d listened to my mother.” Ford : “Why, what did she say?” Arthur: “I don’t know, I never listened.”

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