John Horton Conway  Game of 'Life'

04122020, 03:36 PM
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John Horton Conway  Game of 'Life'  
04132020, 01:41 AM
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RE: John Horton Conway  Game of 'Life'
Sad news. The Game of Life was the first program I wrote on my own . . . in PL/I . . . on an IBM 360 . . .
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04132020, 04:41 PM
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It is a great loss. His books have inspired me for decades.


04132020, 04:46 PM
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Sad indeed. Richard K Guy also passed away last month. Conway and Guy were the coauthors of The Book of Numbers, one of my favorite references. The world of mathematics will be smaller without them.


04132020, 08:15 PM
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(04132020 04:46 PM)John Keith Wrote: Sad indeed. Richard K Guy also passed away last month. Conway and Guy were the coauthors of The Book of Numbers, one of my favorite references. The world of mathematics will be smaller without them. Absolutely concur. I became aware of Mr. Conway and his "Game of Life" via Martin Gardner's books on recreational math, and programmed it in every computing device I could lie my hands on in every programming language known to me (including handassembled Z80 machine language for the Sinclair ZX81). I was delighted with the "Harvester" and awed at it being Turingcomplete. Such delighful moments ... Same with Mr. Guy and "The Book of Numbers", also a true marvelous piece of both serious and recreational math, I've read it a number of times and use it as a treasure trove for challenge and articles ideas. Both gentlemen will be sorely missed. My condolences to their families and may them rest in peace. V. Find All My HPrelated Materials here: Valentin Albillo's HP Collection 

04142020, 06:36 AM
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RE: John Horton Conway  Game of 'Life'
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Greetings, Massimo +×÷ ↔ left is right and right is wrong 

04172020, 04:51 PM
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RE: John Horton Conway  Game of 'Life'
For those with Prime's:
https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum/thread555.html 

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