Last week, traveling on business, I stopped for dinner in a Chinese restaurant. As is often the case when I dine alone, I had a book under my arm: Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
At the end of the meal, I cracked open the fortune cookie and was quite taken by the message I found inside:
That certainly was true for Douglas Adams. It was also true for the characters who populated his books. They literally went far: to the ends of the galaxy, to the end of time and back.
I think it’s true for me as well. The ability to find the silly in the serious has helped make me a good technical writer. Continue reading