Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture auctions off loads of goodies

Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture auctions off loads of goodies

Post by » Fri, 11 Mar 2005 07:56:10


"The Duke of Dunstable" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote ...


Fans of Clive Sinclair's marvellous machines might be interested to know
that the Z88 that Douglas Adams took with him on the "Last Chance To See"
adventure is also up for auction:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Not only is it in perfect working order, but it also includes a
pre-production Z88 Mac Link EPROM, complete with box and lead.

You don't even need to attend the lecture (though if you're in or around
London, I can highly recommend it :-) because Save The Rhino have a
downloadable absentee bidding form at the bottom of the auction page,

Cheers,

Sean.
 
 
 

Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture auctions off loads of goodies

Post by david_hadd » Fri, 11 Mar 2005 16:29:02

"Sean D. Soll<< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >> wrote
>> Fans of Clive Sinclair's marvellous machines might be interested to know >> that the Z88 that Douglas Adams took with him on the "Last Chance To See" >> adventure is also up for auction: >> >> http://www.yqcomputer.com/ >> >> Not only is it in perfect working order, but it also includes a >> pre-production Z88 Mac Link EPROM, complete with box and lead.

I thought one of his excuses about the book being late was that he sat
on this computer and lost his field notes.

DaveH

 
 
 

Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture auctions off loads of goodies

Post by » Sat, 12 Mar 2005 22:47:11

> Apparently he sat on it and lost his work (somewhere in Chile)

Well, I can certainly vouch for it being Douglas's Z88. When he relocated to
Santa Barbara to work on the movie, he sent truckloads of kit from Islington
to the TDV offices in accordance with his theory of distributed computing.

That is to say, if he distributed boxes full of bizarrely esoteric computer
equipment amongst the techies at The Digital Village, he could replace the
usual house-moving nightmare of sorting through things with a highly
efficient internet search engine.

likely to locate a dongly thing than looking through his desk, while those
doing the actual searching would be rewarded with a journey through the lost
treasures of information technology.

Since at least three of the TDV team had owned Z88s (and one of them had
actually written the spelling checker for its word-processor), it was
well-cared for in the hope that Mark might end up being one of the memorial
lecturers!

So, many congratulations to the lucky bidder - you've not only nabbed a
seriously cool piece of DNA memorabilia but perpetuated the spirit of Last
Chance To See in the process :-)

Cheers,

Sean.
 
 
 

Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture auctions off loads of goodies

Post by John Coxo » Tue, 24 May 2005 01:24:13

On 10/03/2005 07:29, five wild Event Maelstroms swirled in vicious storms of
unreason and Dave H spewed up:


It was his excuse for there being a chapter (from Chile) missing, I think.

--
John Coxon

It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end to end, someone
would be stupid enough to try and pass them.

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