Published: June 24, 2018

Mostly Harmless

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is one of my favorite books. Douglas Adams was heavily influenced by society’s ever growing dependence on technology and the unintended side effects of automated systems. In this way, the C programming language truly embodies the spirit of Adam’s work.

#include <stdio.h>

#define SIX 1+5
#define NINE 8+1

int main() {
    printf("%d * %d = %d\n", SIX, NINE, SIX * NINE);
    return 0;
6 * 9 = 42

“It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.”

— Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

Last updated: 2024-07-11