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Wolfram Redux

2002-06-17 18:00:26+00 by TC 4 comments

My order still hasn't shipped from Amazon but I'm curious to hear from those that got their books already.A New Kind of Science looks to be an interesting (long) read. Is there still interest in a mailing list(support group) still?

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#Comment made: 2002-06-17 18:40:39+00 by: petronius

Perhaps the best support group would be either Eyestrain Anonymous or the Hernia Guild.

#Comment made: 2002-06-18 03:32:13+00 by: anser

If you want your book sooner rather than later, order it from Powell's (there is a link on the Amazon page) instead of from Amazon itself.

#Comment made: 2002-06-19 18:15:28+00 by: TC

Apparently the Amazon spies read Flutterby! I got my book yesterday and almost strained my wrist getting it out of the box. Hoboy it's a whopper! I only read the preface for fear of getting sucked in and screwing up my book reading que. My first impression is flim flam man etc etc. Tons of red flags go up when someone tries to explain why something seems like a hoax but is not. Good science usually becomes self evident with some thought. Perhaps that will work here Idunno. I'd love it if a group perhaps low bandwidth/slow moving perhaps a chapter a month would form. It would take a year to get through but it's 700 or pages of real text the rest is notes.

#Comment made: 2002-06-19 18:32:22+00 by: anser

wait till you get to the section on animal pigmentation - it's pretty convincing. I don't know/care whether this is really some kind of UNIVERSAL revolution in science, but it seems fairly clear that Wolfram has at least found an interesting specialty.