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Dean-Christian Strik dean2 at bigfoot.com
Thu Feb 18 07:34:50 EST 1999

Michael Edelman wrote in message <36C9BD35.351E56F4 at mich.com>...
>I think [Ray] may be perhaps begging the question here. What does it mean to
>"think"? The brain is hardware. By itself, it does nothing. Does a computer
>"compute", or does the program?

I don't think it's fair to isolate the program from the hardware. Both make up the "thinking" 'computer'. Software and hardware operate on a different level, but together they make the "computing" whole.

Dean-Christian Strik ("Fluxen") -- dean2 at bigfoot.com -- ICQ #11760568
"Real programmers like vending machine popcorn. Coders pop it in the microwave oven. Real programmers use the heat given off by the CPU. They can tell what job is running just by listening to the rate of popping."

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