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Life, The Universe and Everything…

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42, according to Douglas Adams in his seminal book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is the “Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”…

 

I’ve analysed this claim in great depth and found it to be absolutely true!

 

 

 

 

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TP

 

TP - CA

 

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DGUK - AFWD

 

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My Ca Link

 

My Fr Link

 

My US Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, at least from the point of view of my life, universe and everything

Well, actually, I wouldn’t go that far…

 

Anyway, it turns out that the number 42 is very important to me, because everything I create in my working life can be fabricated from 42 different elements

 

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As a Data Scientist, computer programmer and statistician, my life revolves around the writing of stuff to create other stuff, using:

 

  • 26 letters of the modern-day Latin alphabet (A-Z)
  • 10 single-digit cardinal numbers (0-9)
  • 6 mathematical symbols (+-*/^!)

 

Add these up and what do you get?

 

 

Ok, ok, so I’ve conveniently ‘forgotten’ to include other symbols, such as .,<>&(), and so on, but the number 57 or whatever wouldn’t have given me such a great title now, would it?!!?

 

But the point I’m trying to make is that as computer programmers, analysts, software engineers, the things we create (which include every piece of software produced by Google, Microsoft, Facebook, et al.) are formed from the very basic building blocks of education - the letters and numbers (and a few extra symbols) - that we first learnt when we were 3 years old!

 

It constantly amazes me that so much can be achieved by the application of so little

 

But what about industry and imagination, I hear you say? Aren't they important in creating such world-changing stuff?

Yes, of course they are! And isn’t that always the way?

 

All together now boys…

 

"It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it…"

 

Amen to that!

 


 

Lee Baker - CEO Chi-Squared Innovations

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About the Author

Lee Baker is an award-winning software creator with a passion for turning data into a story.

A proud Yorkshireman, he now lives by the sparkling shores of the East Coast of Scotland. Physicist, statistician and programmer, child of the flower-power psychedelic ‘60s, it’s amazing he turned out so normal!

Turning his back on a promising academic career to do something more satisfying, as the CEO and co-founder of Chi-Squared Innovations he now works double the hours for half the pay and 10 times the stress - but 100 times the fun!

He also wanted to be rich, famous and good looking. Ah well.

 


 

 


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