Category Notes

A Note on the Terms “Hardware” and “Software”

If we load a piece of software into a computer, we change the distribution of electrons in its storage chips or the orientation or magnetization of particles in the surface of a hard disk. We may view learning processes of organisms as physical changes or we may view them as information storage as well. The […]


Originally posted on The Asifoscope:
For an algorithmic system, i.e. a system that can be described completely by a formal theory, there is no such thing as action or purpose. The category of purpose is not applicable to systems with fixed laws that are describable completely by a finite set of rules. An algorithm just…