I posted to the talk page on Wikipedia regarding phrases from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and said:
I think that Adams was saying that the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is that it’s “for two”. Life’s not much if you’re not sharing it with someone. I think he wanted you to figure this out for yourself, which is why he denied the number had any significance. He was a genius.
jj5 (talk) 04:18, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
I have the feeling that some shmuck is going to end up deleting my comment though, so figured I’d post it over here on my blog where it will be safe from deletion.
That Adams’s quote lends itself so readily to this profound interpretation I think is testament to the fact that he intended it, even if he did deny it. If it’s a coincidence, it is a remarkable and beautiful one.