Digital Universe

"In the digital universe, there are two kinds of bits: bits that represent structures (differences in space) and bits that represent sequence (differences in time). Digital computers - as formalized by Alan Turing, and developed by John von Neumann - are devices that translate between these two species of bits according to definite rules."

—George Dyson: Turing’s Cathedral

About a year ago, I finished reading Turing’s Cathedral.

Turing's Cathedral

At that time, my interests were focused towards engineering, and I never really crossed paths with programming or computer science. Even in my academic life as an undergraduate studying chemistry, the world bound ...

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