bbc.co.uk
Home
Explore the BBC

18 June 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Home The Guide

BBC Homepage
Entertainment
Cult homepage
» The New Series

Original Series
The Guide
Guide to the Guide
Douglas Adams
Service of Celebration
Quizzes
Poetry Corner
Picture Gallery

h2g2 Community

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external web sites.
 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

Click for More Pictures

audio audio
The clip should play automatically after a few seconds. If not, click here, or view RealMedia help.

earth The Earth
Mostly Harmless
The Answer? The Answer
To life and so on.
h2g2 h2g2
Discuss Deep Thought on h2g2

Deep Thought

The great supercomputer Deep Thought is the most powerful computer ever built, with one exception.

It was designed by hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings, who wanted to know the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everthing.

Its creation annoyed a fair few philosophers, who felt that it was taking over their turf.

After seven and a half million years of serious cogitation, Deep Thought spoke the answer. However, it ws so inexplicable that Deep Thought then had to go on and design the most powerful computer ever built (with no exceptions) to work out what the question was.






About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy