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How is Babbage formed?
Just kidding!

I'm only adding that we could play checkers with black and red helicopters, so the essence of digital computing is not not necessarily electronic. But this is only to reinforce the posts above, that we give up on knowing everything, and we choose useful levels of abstraction for our purposes at the time.

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 05:58:10 UTC | #573026