October 23, 2007
Universal Computing in Two States and Three Colors
As previously noted, I couldn’t hack Stephen Wolfram’s big book but I like his way of thinking. This new post from his blog is fun and fascinating. It’s about a 20-year-old kid who met a challenge Wolfram set out earlier this year — with a $25,000 reward attached. Good (if esoteric) reading.
The general concept of “discovering” solutions vs. engineering them seems fairly profound, yeah?