Modern Tube computing

From: Brent Hilpert <>
Date: Wed Jan 21 05:27:56 2004

Rob O'Donnell wrote:
> 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...)
> Rob.

Don't forget the computer built from tinker-toy parts (wooden hubs and dowels) at some university in, IIRC, the early eighties...
Received on Wed Jan 21 2004 - 05:27:56 GMT

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