The Koan and the Hacker Koan
The koan is a type of ancient Buddhist riddle, used to enlighten students of Buddhism to exercise their minds, and arrive at answers not normally found by standard logical thinking.
Among the most famous koans range from short and simple ones like:
What is the sound of one hand clapping?
To long and more difficult (or is it just the opposite?) ones like:
A monk put a goose in a bottle when it was young. As the goose grew, the monk could not remove the goose from the bottle any longer. He would like to remove the goose, but he also does not want to break the bottle. What would you do if you were the monk?
Recently some very clever "hacker koans" have come to light. Take a look at these. Pretty funny.
If you have an answer to one of the aforementioned koans, please leave a comment detailing your answer. If it is agreeable to I, the Zen Master... I'll send you a cookie! :D
And if there is a good response, I will list more!