20 GOTO 10

By Steven Goodwin

Retro Computing by Numbers

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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This number is probably the most recognisable integer in all of geekdom - all thanks to Douglas Adams.

But 42, as well as being the answer to the meaning of life is also the ASCII for '*' - which, aptly, is used as the wildcard symbol meaning 'everything'

(It's also 6 x 9 in base 13, XLII in roman numerals, and 101010 in binary, but all are less significant)

 

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