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Terra = The Earth

Quote from Douglas Adams'  " The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ":

" I speak of none other than the computer that is to come after me, " intoned Deep Thought, his voice regaining its accustomed declamatory tones.
" A computer whose merest operational parameters I am not worthy to calculate - and yet I will design it for you. A computer which can calculate the Question to the Ultimate Answer, a computer of such infinite and subtle complexity that organic life itself shall form part of its operational matrix. And you yourselves shall take on new forms and go down into the computer to navigate its ten-million-year program!
Yes! I shall design this computer for you. And I shall name it also unto you. And it shall be called... The Earth.

Phouchg gaped at Deep Thought. " What a dull name, " he said...

Some other Hitchhiker quotes that has nothing to do with Terra except for bugs:

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
I really didn't foresee the Internet. But then, neither did the computer industry. Not that that tells us very much, of course - the computer industry didn't even foresee that the century was going to end.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.

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