Re: 42 (was emacs21)
On Mon, 04 Mar 2002 11:22:23 +0000, Randy Orrison wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 04, 2002 at 03:03:22AM -0600, Gary Turner wrote:
>| On Sun, 03 Mar 2002 20:31:55 -0800, Harry Putnam wrote:
>| >Gary Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>| >> If you can't get an answer there, then the
>| >> only answer is "42"
>| >Oh, thanks, I didn't know about that list. But your reference to "42"
>| >sailed right over my head...
>| "42" is the answer; the question is, "What is the meaning of life, the
>| universe, and everything?" While not everyone has read "The Hitchhikers
>| Guide...," no-one who has will ever forget the answer. Sorry about the
>| arcane reference ;-P
>No, no, no... 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the
>universe, and everything. The problem is that nobody knows exactly
>what the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything _is_.
>"What is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything?" isn't the
Ah, well. As I said, the answer stays with you. It is the subtlety of
the question that fades as the years pass ;-/ along with vision,
hearing, and hair color.
>There is a theory that if anyone figures out what the question is, the
>universe will be destroyed and replaced with something even more
>bizarre. There's another theory that this has already happened.
Hmmm, maybe the biblical scholars should latch on to theorem ii. :-)
Yes I fear I am living beyond my mental means--Nash