QotD: Stephen Fry

One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers glide and flow over the surface of this astonishing object: Douglas Adams is not alive to see the closest thing to his Hitchhiker’s Guide that humankind has yet devised.

— Stephen Fry in The iPad Launch: Can Steve Jobs Do It Again?

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6 Responses to QotD: Stephen Fry

  1. Joe Buck says:

    Actually, considering the iron-fisted control Apple is asserting over the thing (you have to get all apps from the App Store, Apple gets veto power and a 30% cut of the money), he’d probably say that it isn’t his Hitchhiker’s Guide, rather it’s the Encyclopedia Galactica.

  2. joe says:

    Kindle had it beat by years.

  3. Jeff says:

    For though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian iPhone in two important respects.

    First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words Don’t Panic inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

    (It’s truly a shame Apple let that last part slide…)

  4. Michał says:

    Who is Stephen Fry and why should I care about it?

  5. Stuart says:

    I think not Stephen, the WikiReader is much closer: http://thewikireader.com/

    I’m sure the GNU Project regret asking Stephen to present their birthday message, given his devotion to even the most closed of Apple products.

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