January 11th, 2004

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Rice Pudding and Income Tax

Did anyone else, on reading the bit from Hitchhiker's Guide about the computer Deep Thought that goes
it had started from I think therefore I am and got as far as deducing the existence of rice pudding and income tax before anyone managed to turn it off.
actually spend time thinking about how it might have managed it?
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I did something similar regarding the deduction of the entire universe from a small fragment of fairy cake in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe as well.

'Course I'm fully aware that all of this is as full of holes as a clean sieve, but it amused me when I was first thinking about it many years ago, and still does.
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