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Monday, April 25, 2005

h2g2 has started a real life version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

H2G2 is a web based, user compiled and edited storehouse of knowledge about everything and anything in our tiny corner of the known universe.

According to the books, the guide was a compendium of all knowledge compiled by researchers (like Ford Prefect) who wandered the galaxy gathering information, writing reports, and sending it into the editors to be immediately redistributed to all the "guides" in existance. The BBC site is trying to do something very similar by making H2G2 available to mobile customers on their phones, palm pilots, and other handheld devices. It is, in essence, a real life Guide.

Somewhere, Douglas Adams is smiling. Quite possibly the dolphins are too. =D

You can read more about it in this article on Yahoo! news.

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