Saturday, February 7, 2004

New Kind of Science

For those of you that do not read slashdot (and if you do not it is highly recommended and can be accessed here), one of the items yesterday was announcing that Stephen Wolfram's book, A New Kind of Science, is accessible for free here. All it requires is a short registration. The book is fairly recent and huge (1192 pages). Wolfram's concepts have elicited strong reactions. As the title suggests he does have a touch of ego. Nowithstanding he is one of the intellectual mileposts of our generation and it is worth exploring his ideas. Wolfram also is the creator of Mathematica, a superb but pricey math system and programming environment. Check it out. As I trudge through it, I will have more to say about it and also others reaction to it. Later.