Y no olvides tu toalla… Kirk nunca lo haría…
«Any may who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy… and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with»
Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
The aircraft rocketed them at speeds in excess of R17 through the steel tunnels that lead out onto the appalling surface of the planet which was now in the grip of yet another drear morning twilight. Ghastly grey lights congealed on the land.
R is a velocity measure, defined as a reasonable speed of travel that is consistent with health, mental well-being and not being more than say five minutes late. It is therefore clearly an almost infinitely variable figure according to circumstances, since the first two factors vary not only with speed taken as an absolute, but also with awareness of the third factor. Unless handled with tranquillity this equation can result in considerable stress, ulcers and even death.
R17 is not a fixed velocity, but it is clearly far too fast.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams