About foolproof


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

Quoted from Mostly Harmless (1992)

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001)

Douglas Noel Adams
(11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001)

Douglas Noel Adams was an English writer, humorist and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold over 15 million copies in his lifetime, a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame.

 

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