This site exists to provide a home for my rather special interview with the late Douglas Adams and to host files from my DPhil research work.

Douglas Adams died in 2001 and in my interview he spoke about his plans for future books, the Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy film, nature programmes and many other things. When Douglas died unexpectedly - and way before his time to our great cost - his publishers asked if they could reprint a small portion of the interview. I took no payment for the re-print as I felt that would be appropriate (it was hardly a professional interview and he gave me lots of his time). If anyone is interested in reading the entire interview transcript, I've put it up at its new home here.

My research at the University of Sussex looked at ways to accelerate dynamically-extensible software on small computing devices like smart phones. You can read more here.

Matt Newsome
March 2010

P.S. If you were a fan of Douglas Adams, please consider a donation to either Save The Rhino or The Gorilla Fund in Douglas' memory. Keeping these wonderful species from going extinct should be Douglas' great legacy. Or why not attend the annual Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture in London?