The Googleplex Starthinker was a super-computer from the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity.

It was mentioned by Fook who said that it had the ability to calculate the trajectory of "every single dust particle throughout a five-week Aldebaran sand blizzard."[1] In the book, this was changed to a "Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard,"[2] however the rest of the dialogue remained the same.

Deep Thought likened the Googleplex Starthinker to a pocket calculator in comparison to itself, as Deep Thought was clever enough to contemplate the vectors of the individual atoms in the Big Bang.

Appearances

The Googleplex Starthinker appears in the following:

Radio series

Primary Phase

Book

Television

Trivia

  • The Google corporate headquarters is called the Googleplex. This headquarters was not named in reference to the super-computer, but instead, both this and the Douglas Adams creation were inspired by the word googolplex (often misspelt as googleplex), which is the number 10googol, or equivalently, 10(10100).

Reference

  1. Dialogue from Fit the Fourth from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts, Douglas Adams, 1985
  2. “And are you not,” said Fook, leaning anxiously forward, “a greater analyst than the Googleplex Star Thinker in the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity which can calculate the trajectory of every single dust particle throughout a five-week Dangrabad Beta sand blizzard?” From Chapter 25 of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, 1979

See also

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