Interesting. I found this item today on the subject of young people and DNA in an interview with the writer James Kennedy:
Iâ€™m rather surprised, and chagrined, at the blank reaction I get at schools when I mention Douglas Adams. Most kids have never heard of him, or if they have, theyâ€™ve only heard of the Hitch-hikerâ€™s movieâ€”which, though it has its charms, does not adequately capture the manic intelligence of the books or radio show. But plus Ã§a change: Few of my classmates knew who Douglas Adams when I was in high school either. Even though heâ€™s sold millions of books, he will always be a kind of Masonic secret, known only by the smartasses goofing off in the back of the classroom.