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(Mark J Cherkas) wrote:
– I am new to this group so bear with this beginners question:
– Why is the answer 42 ?
– Has Douglas Adams ever explained this ?
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.
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