Say good-bye to a wonderful writer.greenspun.com : LUSENET : actualsize : One Thread
It's not every day that an icon dies.
-- Atara (email@example.com), May 13, 2001
He has influenced my writing as well; mostly by showing me a touch of humor can go a long way in a story. His was probably one of the first touchs of English Humor I encountered in life and I read every single one of his Hitchhikers books.
His was a unique and a brilliant mind that could take even the most absurd and ridiculus concept, and make you accept it with a smile and a nod of the head. Whats more, he did something that many modern writers fail to do; he entertained the reader. It will be a long time before someone else can cause a room to burst into laughter just by muttering a number.
As I said before, a universe has died, and this time, there was no emcee to tell us. God speed, Mr. Adams. Your passing was untimely, but your works will be timeless.
-- Allen Kitchen (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 14, 2001.