Douglas Adams on Money

This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy. – Douglas Adams.

Douglas was an interesting fellow. I will always regret not taking the opportunity to hear him speak at an authors luncheon when I had the chance.

31 thoughts on “Douglas Adams on Money”

  1. Hey, just thought I’d let you know that your URL is showing up in a comment spam attack from this IP address

    Since this seems like a real blog, I’m gonna do my best not to add your URL to my blacklist but thought you might want to know.

  2. It’s getting more and more worrying lately.
    Today I spotted comment-spam on a site linking to the blog on which I found the first spam with a link to my site. I think we’ve got a serious problem coming up in the blogosphere…

  3. I’m not aware of what form comment spam took before but this form seems very confusing.

    There is this website I have bookmarked that has a spam comment from me (just a trackback quote I think you call it) and my web adress, what chance that this blog was chosen randomly I wonder?

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  5. Hi
    i came here on an off chance. There is a comment on my blog from your site promoting something called naked truth.
    the problem is that the only link is back to your site.
    the funny thing is that i have 4 comments from different seemingly genuine bloggers – saying more or less the same thing.

  6. I believe the blogspammers are trying a new tactic as from a few days ago: to flood the world’s blogs with spam that references genuine (non-spammer) blogs, so that when all the blacklist software (e.g. MT-Blacklist) results in genuine bloggers like you and me being blocked from other sites, it’ll be discredited and we’ll stop using it. They try similar techniques with email spam.

  7. well.. i got here from a comment spam… with your URL.

    So far, this technique seems interesting (dont get me wrong i hate spam) since it seeks to destroy the reputation of antispam systems. And, despite the fact that we might end up moderating one spam at a time… this wont hurt MT-Blacklist as it will try to kill other centralized systems like the one Matt is developing for WP

  8. Well I guess one benefit is I’m finding some pretty cool blogs commenting here :)

    I think the idea of adding some filter to the comment form is a smart one, something to jam up the bots.

  9. Yeah,

    it happened to me too. Four different comments from different IP’s and the same blah blah… The best you could do is to hire some adsense or something and, at least take benefit from the spamming… lol.

    Good luck

  10. OK…

    Just approved the last 14 commments, all of which are almost definitely spammy comments from legit sites.

    Just did this in case someone is tracking this stuff.


  11. Hey, i also got two spam comments linking to your site, one from and the other from
    Hope the problem gets solved somehow and doesn’t cause you (or the rest of us) too much harm.

    Andreas Climent, Malmö, Sweden.

  12. Got six of these, all coming through open proxies/compromised machines. I’m using SpamLookup, which caught three of them and marked the other three for moderation.

    Spammers are getting more and more aggressive by the day, huh? Insane.

  13. same here, i received a spam from this site, on my blog… what does it mean? if it wasn’t you and the link goes to your site, what’s the meaning for another guy to do that?

    luckily i changed to opt-in my comments, so my default is to reprove comments, and add only manually. so no clicks for them.

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