the answer to the 
great question of life, the universe and everything

 

 

all right, said the computer, 
and settled into silence again.
the two men fidgeted. 
the tension was unbearable.

you’re really not going to like it,
observed deep thought.

tell us!

all right,
said deep thought.

the answer to the Great Question...

yes...!

of life, the universe and everything...
said deep thought.

yes...!

is...
said deep thought, and paused.

yes...!

is...

yes...!!!...?

fourty-two,

said deep thought, with infinite majesty and calm.

 

 

 

from
the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
by douglas adams
(1952-2001)