Posted to %afda by Washing Machine on 5th January 2001
~>-Erhm why is Douglas Adams refered to as DNA. I can't figure that one out.
~>-Please feel free to help.
~Douglas Noel Adams. Rather simple, really.
Wait, that's not a...
~Or would you prefer a big funny outright lie? I'm somewhat unpracticed in
~those. Screwtape or POTU, can you help me out?
Oh. Well. I'm neither of the above, but I'll do my best...
It stands for Digressing Nerds Asscosiaition. AFDA holds a larger quantity of nerds than a random sample of people from, say, Lincoln, and as you may have noticed most posts within have little (if anything) to do with their stated subject. Recent examples include:
~"The Real Meaning of 42"
~But on the other hand, I don't think that is an normal answer to
~"Send me your status" and if the "rm -rf /*" was thought as reply, OE
~wouldn't do anything bad with it. And I don't think some exotic termina
~exists that replies on not-7-bit-conform mails with autoexecuted ActiveX
~or VBasic ...
~"Kate's Trip to Sea World"
~> >Since the sheddies are not seeing this, I can safely say Horay!
~> <pants fall down>
~We're not in the shed. I can even prove it - see? I'm seppling normally!
Anyway, to get back to the point - the H2G2 books tend to move off at tangents most of the time, like the froup. In fact you could be forgiven for thinking that they were written by a Digressing Nerds Asscosiaition - hence our name for Him.