Late 2015, I was given an Apple Macintosh SE/30 in a mass collection of old computers and software. The donation came from the father of a man who worked with Douglas Adams on Starship Titanic. Sadly, the past owner died at a early age. When I collected the computers, there was some paperwork and BAFTA certificates around the development of the game. The father has kept these.
When I powered up the computer, I discovered that it belonged to Douglas. It appears the computer was used as a server for his and his wife’s email, contacts and calendars. Some data is on the computer, but there was also an external SCSI hard disk, but sadly it has failed and currently no data can be read from it. Believe me, I’ve tried! I will not be publishing any data on-line that I have found on this computer. I have contacted Douglas’ agent, but I have not received any replies to my emails.
I have now passed this computer onto The Centre for Computing History shortly to preserve this important computer that played an major piece in Douglas’ career as a writer.
Feel free to contact me if this discovery interests you.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish… (And the Apple SE/30)