By Douglas Adams, Random House, 2002 Adams is brilliant. This book contains many of his non-fiction essays and a novella called The Salmon of Doubt.

[p. xxiii] he treated writing as a performance art [and] he needs an audience to bounce things off.

[p92] And now we have the World Wide Web (the only thing I know of whose shortened form–www–takes three times longer to say in what it’s short for).

[p115] We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. How do you recognize something that is still technology? A good clue is if it comes with a manual.

[p124] Whatever complexities a computer produces–modeling wind turbulence, modeling economies or the way light dances in the eye of an imaginary dinosaur–it all grows out of simple lines of code that start with adding one and one, testing the result, and then doing it again.