Conway's "Game of Life" ... when invented?

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Date: Sun Jul 25 14:27:30 1999


I was wondering if anyone knows when John Conway invented "life". The
best I've found on the web is "1960s".

But...I just saw a movie, "Ocean's Eleven" (starring Frank Sinatra and the
rest of the Rat Pack) ... and I'd swear that the start of the credits looks a lot
like a run of life (i.e., several generations of display in the cellular automata
game) at the beginning, which then segues into pseudo-Vegas neon signs.

The movie is credited as being in 1960.


Stan Sieler
Received on Sun Jul 25 1999 - 14:27:30 BST

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