Cool. I think this shows how computation applies when water behaves like 
objects (billiard balls) but does not apply when it remains in a fluid 
state. Computation in this case relies on the superhydrophobic or 
non-hydrophiliac state of water. The phobic-philiac distinction is not 
trivial, as it recapitulates the inner-outer dialectic of self and other.

On Friday, September 7, 2012 11:19:37 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
> An amusing example of computation 
> --- 
> Towards Computing With Water Droplets: Superhydrophobic Droplet Logic 
> ScienceDaily (Sep. 
> 7, 2012) ? Researchers in Aalto University have developed a new concept 
> for computing, 
> using water droplets as bits of digital information. This was enabled by 
> the discovery 
> that upon collision with each other on a highly water-repellent surface, 
> two water 
> droplets rebound like billiard balls. 
> [an ad-heavy page, but includes a decent video of a 1-bit counter] 
> Brent 

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