You Should Start With This IT-Interview Question

What does the number 42 mean for you?

The funniest answer I got so far was: "I heard about that already"

You can directly google for 42 and will get the correct answer.  Interesting: if you search for "Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything", you will get an interesting reaction from google (a small calculator).


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google has also a very interesting way of teaching you what "recursion" means ;)

Posted by michael bien on August 22, 2009 at 04:22 PM CEST #

"42 (forty-two) is the natural number following 41 and preceding 43"
- Simplest I found, from the wikipedia.

Posted by mark benz on August 22, 2009 at 09:01 PM CEST #

@Mark,

with that answer you should pass every interview. Clear and concise :-),

regards,

adam

Posted by Adam Bien on August 22, 2009 at 09:44 PM CEST #

As far as I remember in TIFF specification there is "a well chosen arbitrary number" right after the byte that describes the endian.

Posted by Laszlo Kishalmi on August 23, 2009 at 11:52 PM CEST #

One question I like to ask when doing a job interview is if the interviewee knows vi.
Funniest (and maybe best) answer so far: "I know how to quit"

Posted by René Gielen on August 26, 2009 at 12:28 PM CEST #

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