[Humanist] 27.882 Douglas Adams' quotation

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Mar 15 07:48:07 CET 2014


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        Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:25:57 +0100
        From: Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>
        Subject: Re:  27.877 source for Douglas Adams' quotation
        In-Reply-To: <20140314064538.971E862AE at digitalhumanities.org>


Thank you!
On 14 Mar 2014, at 07:45, Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

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>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 877.
>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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>        Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 02:01:57 -0600
>        From: Jarom McDonald <jarom_mcdonald at byu.edu>
>        Subject: Re:  27.873 source for Douglas Adams' quotation?
>        In-Reply-To: <20140313064643.C4CD76667 at digitalhumanities.org>
> 
> 
> The Douglas Adams quote was penned in November of 1999 for his regular
> column in _The Independent on Sunday_, and then later posted, by Adams
> himself, at his h2g2 website (you can see it at this link:
> http://h2g2.com/entry/A281701), The column is also found in _The Salmon of
> Doubt_, the posthumously published collection of many of Adams's writings.
> 
> Best,
> Jarom
> --
> Dr. Jarom McDonald, PhD
> Director, Office of Digital Humanities
> Brigham Young University
> 
> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:46 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
> willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
> 
>>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 873.
>>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>> 
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>> 
>>        Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:11:41 +0100
>>        From: Alexander O'Connor <Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie>
>>        Subject: Source for the Douglas Adams quote on the initialism of
>> the World Wide Web
>> 
>> Dear Humanists,
>> I have a sideline in trying to source well-known quotes more
>> substantively. I have seen this quote from Wikipedia
>> 
>>        The World Wide Web is the only thing I know of whose shortened
>> form takes three times longer to say than what it's short for. --Douglas
>> Adams, The Independent on Sunday, 1999
>>        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pronunciation_of_%22www%22
>> 
>> The source at 1999 is a bit vague, I can't find from an IoS archive
>> anything more precise, any advice?
>> 
>> Regards
>> Alex.
>> --
>> Dr. Alexander O'Connor
>> 
>> Knowledge & Data Engineering Group
>> Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
>> 
>> Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie


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Alex.OConnor at scss.tcd.ie





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