Friday, January 14, 2005

Archival Interview with Douglas Adams - Daily Nexus Online

I dug up this fascinating interview with the late Douglas Adams, as posted on the Daily Nexus Online. Very nice read, so do head on over and read the full interview!
“I actually much prefer doing this particular one [speech], which I only ever usually get to do at colleges because it’s funny, but big corporations don’t particularly like to hear about protecting endangered wildlife,” he said. “You lose a lot of money to endangered wildlife.”

Last Chance to See started as a magazine article for the World Wildlife Fund. The group sent Adams to Madagascar, where he met Carwardine. Adams wrote about aye-ayes, an endangered species of nocturnal lemurs that look like a cross between a bat, a monkey and a very surprised infant.

“At the time, it was thought that there was only about 15. They’ve found a few more so it’s not quite so endangered, just very, very, very endangered,” Adams said. “The whole thing was completely magical.”