3 thoughts on “The Answer to the Answer”

  1. The real answer, according to Douglas Adams, is way more prosaic:
    “The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought ‘42 will do’. I typed it out. End of story.”
    (in alt.fan.douglas-adams, November 3, 1993)

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