Sunday, October 10, 2010

101010 = Well, I guess I know now, everything

Easy to understand why numbers hold such a mystical to various people and cultures. Today is October 10, 2010, in common short form, 10-10-10.

Of course you can also write that as 101010. And if we were all computers (ok?), well, that would be, for us Base 10 folk, 42.

And 42, as we all know, is the answer to life, the universe, and, well, everything.

If only ...

And so, not so long ... but

And down in the ocean where nobody goes
Some fish are fast Some are slow
Some swim round the world
Some hide below
This is the ocean
So deep So old.
And then kerjillions of stars start to shine
And icy comets go whizzing by
And everything's shaking with a strange delight
And here it is: the enormous night
And oo my eyes They're lookin all around
And oo my feet
They've left the ground
So cry me a river that leads to a road
That turns into a highway that goes and goes
And tangles in your memories
So long So old.
- Laurie Anderson, "My Eyes"

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