Countdown to retirement: 42 days

The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is numeric in Douglas Adams' series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the story, a "simple answer" to The Ultimate Question is requested from the computer Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42. Unfortunately, The Ultimate Question itself is unknown, suggesting on a metaphoric level that it is more important to ask the right questions than to seek definite answers.

From Wikipedia.


Jill said...

I have HITCHHIKER on my book shelf. I was hoping to read it this year but I think it may be a little intimidating. One day...

Enjoy 42!