Andrew Shoben, from Greyworld, said: "At first glance it may look like nothing has changed at all but the bins and benches all have unique personalities.It brings to mind Zaphod's priceless argument with the elevator (make that the Sirius Cybernetics Happy Vertical People Mover) in the radio series.
"They are what's called "generative" so that over time they develop more and more personality.
The thing about the Guide series of stories that was so powerful is that they really did present a reflection of our lives. It's unfortunate that the recent movie missed this characteristic. The movie was tourism: "look at the funny aliens and their funny ways." The books and BBC radio and TV series were so funny because they took our world and exaggerated it: "look at us and our funny ways."
As we'll find out just as soon as an artist unveils toilets with "generative" personalities. And a penchant for potty humor.