[Day-6] What does “42” stand for? or catching up on some classics

One of the most common questions about the School 42 is “What does 42 mean?”

If you are as I am not yet a full member of the Noble Geek Community, you probably don’t know the answer either. As it appears that those who are,  in fact, members would surely know it.

Anyway,   6 days before the D-Day looks like a perfect time to catch up  on some classics and in this particular case – the book called “Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy” Douglas Adams, Eoin Colfer. In summary,  it’s a humorous plot around the story involving a common Earth resident – Arthur, his friend for the space Ford (+ 3 other main characters) and their discovery journey across the Galaxy (surprise surprise).

The culmination of the book is turned around  a “supercomputer named Deep Thought, who determined the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything to be the number 42, created Earth as an even greater computer to calculate the question to which 42 is the answer”.

Which is in my interpretation is a good reminder that the simpler the better, and complexity is often a result of our own doing. Which has its direct connection to the code architecture and design in general.  I will try to apply this principle during my learning journey at 42, and will keep you posted on how it goes.

As for the book,  it is a very humorous piece and worth spending some time on it. And this what I will leave you with today.  Also here goes the proof that my articles can be short. And I have a feeling they will be rather so starting August 1st. But hey, we will see 🙂

And one more thing, the quote of the day (I think I will do it for every post  from now on, what do you think?)

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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