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Douglas Adams' Wise Words Predicting eBooks Brought To Life (VIDEO)

29/05/2012 12:38 BST | Updated 29/05/2012 12:38 BST

May 25 is Towel Day, and as any nerd worth his salt will tell you, that's the day everyone remembers the wonderful man that was Douglas Adams: the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Dirk Gently and The Meaning Of Liff.

This year's Towel Day was a very special one, as Adams' collected Hitchhicker's novels - "a trilogy in five parts" - were formally released to download on eReaders.

What makes this occurrence so especially special is that to tie in with May 25, the books' publishers commissioned fans to create a video to accompany an audio recording of Douglas Adams back in 1993 where he predicted - you guessed it - the arrival of the eReader.

The winner of the competition was Vimeo user Gareth Evans, and it's his effort we've got for you above - and when you're done with that, take a look 10 of our favouite Douglas Adams quotes below.