I stumbled upon a video hosted at the TED Talks website today that some of you might find interesting. Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy among many other well-known SF novels gives a long talk about some of his amazing adventures tracking down unique, endangered creatures with the BBC.
This is not a traditional TED Talk format (note the length of 87 minutes), but it was well worth the time. Â Adams injects his humor and amazing voice into the talk and kept me entertained. For those of you who are more interested in the author’s writings than his wanderings and thoughts on evolution and the nature of god, he answers some fan questions at about the 1:20 mark, including a story about how he came up with the towel line from Hitchhiker’s Guide.