Robert Crocker


From Access to Excess
In Life, the Universe and Everything, one of his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, Douglas Adams describes a cricket match, at Lords in London, in an imagined future, where both players and spectators become so absorbed in the game that they fail to notice a giant spaceship slowly moving into position overhead. It turns out that this deadly ship is hidden from their sight by a special type of shielding device. This exploits a recently discovered ‘field’, which Adams, tongue-in-cheek, calls the ‘Somebody Else’s Problem Field’.