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

From: Hans B Pufal <>
Date: Mon Jul 26 11:21:24 1999

> Steve Levy's book 'artifical life' could probably pinpoint it down to a
> specific year (my copy is in college storage boxes somewhere) but early to
> mid 1960s Oxford, England seems to ring a bell. It was originally played
> by having grad students move the pieces by hand on lunch and coffee
> breaks. The board eventually grew in size to all over the tables and
> floors.

"From a small square coffee table, it grew, spilling over the side,
colonizing the floor, and stretching towards the corners."

Levy says the date is 1968...

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