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The Pattern On The Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work (Science Masters) Paperback – 17 Sep 1999

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (17 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 046502596X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465025961
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 901,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Will computers become thinking machines? A scientist at the cutting-edge of current research gives his provocative analysis. Abridged edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Daniel Hillis holds some forty patents, sits on the scientific advisory board of the Santa Fe Institute, and is a fellow of the Association of Computing. His many awards include the Hopper Award, the Spirit of American Creativity Award, and the Ramanujan Award. Hillis was named the first Disney Fellow and became vice president of research and development at the Walt Disney Company in 1996.


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