Talk:Douglas Adams

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Section on Dawkins' book[edit]

I changed a couple of things, and lost the page reference because it changes from publication to publication (duh). The previous wikipedian wrote that it was on page 117, but the quote is on page 142 on my paperback edition. The quote is from the chapter "Why there almost certainly is no God", about two pages into "National selection as a consiousness-raiser" just after the first block-quote from the Salmon of Doubt. Matt Tait.

Bablefish. should be included in the hitchhiker section of the article.[edit]

Should "babelfish" which are described elsewhere in wikepedia not get a mention in this article as the first idea of a universal translator. There was a web programme in the late 1990s called babelfish. 176.61.97.234 (talk) 14:43, 11 March 2013 (UTC) 176.61.97.234 (talk) 14:43, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Babelfish are in-universe (see also: Fictional universe) and as such don't typically merit a mention in the author's article. They are, however, already covered in detail here. —Theopolisme (talk) 14:49, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

`76.126.195.34 (talk) 00:16, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Influences/Influenced[edit]

I came in here via the category Pages with broken reference names and in tracking down the problem found that the first named citation was in the 'Influences' section of the Writer InfoBox. I've fixed that but I noticed Influences/Influenced in the Infobox weren't displaying and found that it was removed from the template on 4 Aug 2013[1] after a discussion on the Template Talk page.[2] Given that it was redundant I removed those as well but there was some info it it that may be useful elsewhere in the article. Influences:

Influenced:

References
  1. ^ Culture: Books: Douglas Adams, The Guardian, 22 July 2008
  2. ^ Gregg Pearlman, Exclusive Interview with Douglas Adams, 27 March 1987
  3. ^ Exclusive Interview with M. J. Simpson, Life, DNA & H2G2, 11 May 2002
  4. ^ Bunce, Kim (5 November 2006). "Observer, ''The God Delusion'', 5 November 2006". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 1 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "The Third Degree: Greg Rucka". Jupiter's Legacy #2 (June 2013) Image Comics. p. 27.

Wiki links in an external links[edit]

External links section has wikipedia links - How to place the Wikiquote boxes and wiki commons boxes ? - Need help. for some reason couldnt move away from this page after seeing this :$

- Karthik Sripal (talk) 18:49, 18 October 2013 (UTC)