Today 11 March 2013 Google is celebrating the life and legacy of famous author, writer, humorist and dramatist Douglas Adams with a very futuristic Google Doodle on their homepage. The Douglas Adams Google Doodle is an International Google Doodle meaning it will be on all Google Search Engine properties.
The Google Doodle represents one of Douglas Adams most well-known works “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe” and is interactive and users can click around on the Google Doodle for some interactivity.
About Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, England in the United Kingdom on the 11th of March in 1952. He started his career in Radio Broadcasting at one of the BBC Radio stations. His contribution to the UK Radio industry earned him a place in the hall of fame of the UK Radio Academy.
Adams have also made big contributions to the fight against the poaching of Black Rhino’s in Africa, and according to Richard Dawkins a biologist who have dedicated his book “The God Delusion” to Douglas Adams – “Science has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla and the black rhino have lost a gallant defender” upon his death on the 11th of May 2001 at the age of 49 when he was living in Santa Barbara, California in the United States.
Adams became known as an advocate for environmentalism and conservation, and also as a lover of fast cars, cameras, technological innovation, and the Apple Macintosh. He was a staunch atheist, famously imagining a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, “This is an interesting world I find myself in—an interesting hole I find myself in—fits me rather neatly, doesn’t it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!” by Douglas Adams to demonstrate the fallacy of the fine-tuned Universe argument for God.
Douglas Adams Works
Douglas Adams wrote some of the best English Novels at his time, with some of his books selling more than 15 million copies worldwide. Many of Douglas Adams works were also made into movies, and even into computer games.
Douglas Adams Doctor Who
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television program produced by the BBC. The program depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time travelling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his ‘TARDIS’, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, a common sight in Britain in 1963, when the series’ first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.
Of the program’s many writers, Robert Holmes was the most prolific, while Douglas Adams became the most well-known outside Doctor Who itself, due to the popularity of his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comic science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, and over several years it gradually became an international multi-media phenomenon.
Adaptations have included stage shows, a “trilogy” of five books published between 1979 and 1992, a sixth novel penned by Eoin Colfer in 2009, a 1981 TV series, a 1984 computer game, and three series of three-part comic book adaptations of the first three novels published by DC Comics between 1993 and 1996. There were also two series of towels, produced by Beer-Davies, that are considered by some fans to be an “official version” of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as they include text from the first novel.
Hollywood-funded film version, produced and filmed in the UK, was released in April 2005, and radio adaptations of the third, fourth, and fifth novels were broadcast from 2004 to 2005.
Douglas Adams himself did many of these adaptations, including the novels, the TV series, the computer game, and the earliest drafts of the Hollywood film’s screenplay, and some of the stage shows introduced new material written by Douglas Adams.
The title is the name of a fictional, eccentric, electronic travel guide, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, prominently featured in the series.
Douglas Adams Google Doodle
Douglas Adams had many friends and followers who almost came obsessed with his work, like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and followers of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will likely love the Google Doodle today about Douglas Adams that will take them back into a journey into the past.
I personally think it is very clever how Google created the Douglas Adams Google Doodle and many people will learn more today about Douglas Adams than what they knew about him when he was still here…