I feel pretty much the way you feel about computer languages when I look at sheet music.(I was never taught how to read music)
QuoteYou ask them about Rule 110 and they stare at you blankly...Stares back at you blankly. Is it a US thing?
You ask them about Rule 110 and they stare at you blankly...
@Onions: Interesting, but if there are eight notes to the octave, why five lines?Or should I be reading between the lines?
Shouldn't it be FACE for the spaces, and EGBDF for the lines, reading from the bottom line up?
or "underwater barbecue with fireworks"
Quote from: Grumpy_Mike on Jun 05, 2011, 09:46 amQuoteYou ask them about Rule 110 and they stare at you blankly...Stares back at you blankly. Is it a US thing?Rule 110 from the domain of cellular automata. I would say it's debatable whether that's an essential part of digital (or computational) literacy. If you're getting into gaming or other world simulation work, then yes.
Rule 110 is also the simplest set of known "rules" for a cellular automata that can act as a Universal Turing Machine. I would say knowing this (and knowing what a UTM is, and why it is important to computer science) -is- an essential part of digital literacy for a computer scientist (though not necessarily for child or even an adult learning programming), which is what I was getting at.The fact that there are people out there graduating from supposed computer science courses without understanding the importance of Rule 110, without understanding what a UTM is, without knowing the contributions of Turing (and Church, and Russell, and Whitehead, and...) to computational theory - it boggles the mind.
Oops, yes it should. I should have put----------F----- E--------D------- C------B--------- A---G----------- F-E-------------D