101010 = 42

Mr. Burstein points out that today is 10/10/10 – and 101010 in binary is 42!

(42, besides being the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, is also a number that Lewis Carroll hid throughout his books. Most famously, the King of Hearts’ Rule Forty-two is All persons more than a mile high to leave the court.)

1 comment to 101010 = 42

  • Rachel

    Why was Carroll interested the number 42 and where else did he hide it? I always assumed that Douglas Adams chose the number at random. Did its mystique predate the Hitchhiker’s Guide?