New York Times archives 1851–1922
After 15 years of practice
The Laundromat in North Platte
A real Turing machine
Foundations of Computer Science
Mac vs. PC
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at the Mac vs. PC video. Great stuff.
The “real Turing machine” is cute, and certainly does outwardly resemble the machine that Turing described, but I’m not sure I’d credit something that uses that much microprocessor as a real Turing machine — the chips on that logic board are almost certainly much more powerful than the Turing machine itself, and probably have much more than its 1KB of memory between them, too. What I’d like to see, or build, is a clockwork Turing machine that isn’t built on top of a strictly more powerful electronic computer.
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