A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Number 42

https://i2.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/screenshot-56.jpg?fit=633%2C492&ssl=1https://boingboing.net/2020/09/21/a-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-number-42.htmlWhat is the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything? 42, of course. But why? In Scientific American, Jean-Paul Delahaye, computer science professor emeritus at France’s University of Lille, explores why 42 is such a magic number in mathematical culture and science fiction geekdom. From Scientific American: Apart from allusions to 42 deliberately introduced…