This special property of digital computers, that they can mimic any discrete state machine, is described by saying that they are universal machines. The existence of machines with this property has the important consequence that, considerations of speed... Knowing Machines: Essays on Technical Change - Page 120by Donald A. MacKenzie - 1998 - 338 pagesLimited preview - About this book
| Zenon W. Pylyshyn, Liam Bannon - Computers - 1989 - 550 pages
...sufficiently fast. Moreover, it must be programmed afresh for each new machine which it is desired to mimic. **This special property of digital computers, that they...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of Sec. 3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| Hubert L. Dreyfus - Computers - 1992 - 354 pages
...computer) is a universal machine. First, as Turing puts it, it can simulate any other digital computer. **This special property of digital computers, that they...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent.11 Second, and philosophically more significant, any process which can be formalized so... | |
| John Haugeland - Computers - 1997 - 476 pages
...Moreover, 38 AM Turing it must be programmed afresh for each new machine which it is desired to mimic. **This special property of digital computers, that they...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of section 3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| Peter A. Morton - Philosophy - 1996 - 516 pages
...do various computing processes. They can all be done with one digital computer, suitably programed **for each case. It will be seen that as a consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of §3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| Ronald Chrisley, Sander Begeer - Artificial intelligence - 2000 - 586 pages
...sufficiently fast. Moreover, it must be programmed afresh for each new machine which it is desired to mimic. **This special property of digital computers, that they...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of §3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| Noah Wardrip-Fruin - Social Science - 2003 - 823 pages
...sufficiently fast. Moreover, it must be programmed afresh for each new machine which it is desired to mimic. **This special property of digital computers, that they...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of §3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| B. Jack. Copeland - Science - 2004 - 622 pages
...sufficiently fast. Moreover, it must be programmed afresh for each new machine which it is desired to mimic. **This special property of digital computers, that they...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of §3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| Maureen Eckert - Philosophy - 2006 - 270 pages
...desired to mimic. This special property of digital computers, that they can mimic any discrete-state **machine, is described by saying that they are universal...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent. We may now consider again the point raised at the end of §3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
| Robert Epstein, Gary Roberts, Grace Beber - Computers - 2007 - 517 pages
...desired to mimic.* This special property of digital computers, that they can mimic any discretestate **machine, is described by saying that they are universal...consequence of this all digital computers are in a sense** equivalent.* We may now consider again the point raised at the end of §3. It was suggested tentatively... | |
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