I am rarely happier than when spending an entire day programming my computer to perform automatically a task that would otherwise take me a good ten seconds to do by hand.
Douglas Noel Adams
English writer, humorist, and dramatist. Best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several in stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame.