Modern Tube computing

From: Rob O'Donnell <>
Date: Tue Jan 20 19:51:45 2004

At 20:12 20/01/2004 -0500, R. D. Davis wrote:

>My preference is for a digital computer using water instead of
>electricity, but no one's mentioned one of those yet.

Even sillier...
I'd like to see someone build a replica of HEX, from the Terry Pratchet
Discworld books - from the descriptions, it's digital computer that
operates via ants running around tubes.. (I guess, get them a fine enough
bore so that the ants couldn't turn around, you could get it to work...)

Received on Tue Jan 20 2004 - 19:51:45 GMT

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