So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 27, 1996 — World-famous best-selling author Douglas Adams will be a keynote speaker at the Microsoft®
Professional Developers Conference (PDC) – Building Internet Applications, which opens March 12 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and runs through March 14. Attendees can expect an irreverent perspective on the Internet and how technology affects our lives.

Adams has written several international best sellers, including
“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish,” “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”
“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.”
Adams’ books are characterized by his humorous and satirical look at society, the universe and technology.

In addition to Adams’ keynote address, the three-day conference, which is expected to attract several thousand developers for the Windows®
operating system and the Internet, will feature an interactive intranet that will keep attendees plugged in to conference news and allow them to try out new tools and technologies. The conference trade show will offer demonstrations of cutting-edge Internet technologies, while the conference itself will offer developers the choice of a wide range of technical breakout sessions and keynotes from Microsoft’s gurus on operating systems, tools and applications.

The cost of the conference is $1,045; the preconference tracks cost $299. To register, call (800) 545-8240, or (612) 550-6390 outside North America. Operators will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. To register online, send e-mail to For continually updated online information about the conference, visit the showcase site on the Microsoft home page on the World Wide Web at

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