In Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 42 is the number from which all meaning  could be derived.

A group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought. It takes Deep Thought 7.5 million years to compute and check the answer. The answer turns out to be 42. Unfortunately, The Ultimate Question itself is unknown.

Wolfram Alpha gives you that answer. Google gives you that answer. Bing does not give you that answer.

Are you asking the right questions? Do you know what to do with the answer?

One Response to 42

  1. Bruce Carton August 25, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    Now I’m even happier that Securities Docket’s new Google Voice number is 42-42-DOCKET. :-)