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Life, the Universe, and Street Names

   December 11th, 2007 Brian Herzog

42nd Street signIt's not uncommon to honor someone by naming a street after them. To honor one of my favorite authors, a group in Portland, Oregon is trying to get 42nd Avenue named after Douglas Adams.

What a great idea. It is so much better than just changing the name of "Elm St." or "Main St." to the name of a famous person - 42 actually is relevant to Douglas Adams' life, works, and his fans.

Here's a few more reason, from the group's website:

  • It will reflect Portlanders’ commitment to the arts.
  • It will reflect Portlanders’ respect for the environment.
  • It will reflect Portlanders’ desire to provide technological access to all.
  • It will reflect Portlanders’ passion to further education to all people.
  • It will remind all Portlanders’ the most important lesson in times of uncertainty and fear…
    …DON’T PANIC.

I hope that the Portland Library has gotten behind this effort, as it is a great way to promote reading and fun. This is also something other communities could do, as well - well, those with 42nd streets.

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