On Nov 23, 2008, at 11:24 AM, Brent Meeker wrote:
> Kory Heath wrote:
>> Or maybe I'm still misdiagnosing the problem. Is anyone arguing that,
>> when you play back the lookup table like a movie, this counts as
>> performing all of the Conway's Life computations a second time?
> Why shouldn't it?

Please see my recent response to Bruno. If we perform a complex  
computation which results in placing the integer "5" into some memory  
variable, and then later we copy the contents of that memory variable  
to some other location in memory, in what sense are we re-performing  
the original complex computation?

-- Kory

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