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A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
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Sep 10, 2008

really liked it

This book, by Steven Wolfram (the well-known physicists-turned-entrepreneur who founded Mathematica), presents the author's vision of how deceptively simple structures can generate virtually unlimited "randomness". He leads his readers through hundreds of examples, both in computer science and in nature. The footnote section, which is really the second half of the book, is even more interesting (and, frankly, a bit better written) than the main text of the book. I have some some quibbles with Wolfram on this book (in my published review), but overall it is a fascinating read.

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