The first book of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series was published on the 12th of October 1979. The books written by English author Douglas Adams have sold more than 15 million copies, launched a television series, comics and a movie.
Ryan Maguire created a song from the sound bits removed by MP3 compression of Tom's Diner. He called it, "moDernisT", which is an anagram of the original song name. Suzanne Vega's hit was used as a testbed song by Karlheinz Brandenburg when he developed MP3. [more...]