I was reading Responsive Design Themes - What can sites customize and how can they get changes implemented? and came across this:

  • Worldbuilding - their robot, Slartibotfast, was a major part of their site identity, so we were sure to incorporate it into the design by letting it float at the bottom of the page.

Who is Slartibotfast? Are they a bot like the community bot? What's their history?

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    $\begingroup$ Who is Slartibotfast? Oh, for the sake of Glarnak! $\endgroup$
    – JBH
    Dec 22, 2018 at 23:32

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Who is Slartibotfast?

If I am not mistaken, it should be the guy below


Again my assumption, named after Slartibartfast

Slartibartfast is a character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a comedy/science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.

Slartibartfast is a Magrathean, and a designer of planets.

Pretty appropriate for worldbuilding, isn't it?

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    $\begingroup$ Ah yes, now you mention it... $\endgroup$ Dec 20, 2018 at 10:24
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    $\begingroup$ Yes though he mostly did the fiddly bits around the coasts of fjords. $\endgroup$
    – Pelinore
    Dec 22, 2018 at 14:48

As L.Dutch mentions, that's the name we gave to the robot you can see on the left side of your browser. The name was chosen as


The woman on his side, is named Pandora.

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    $\begingroup$ I applaud your genius in naming the robot! $\endgroup$
    – MarkTO
    Dec 21, 2018 at 17:52
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    $\begingroup$ 'The woman on his side, is named Pandora.' A special Pandora, or just the greek myth Pandora with the box? $\endgroup$
    – user55267
    Dec 27, 2018 at 11:53

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