On Mon, 2003-04-28 at 20:09, Alex Romosan wrote: > wow, what can i say?! everything is software!? an infinite number of > monkeys, at an infinite number of keyboards will eventually define all > that is software... So? That's true of any set of works composed of a finite set of elements. Sit them at a typewriter, and they'd eventually create every work of literature. > the only problem is some bit streams are more > meaningful than others. Isn't that the case for what you call software? I don't think it makes much sense to distinguish between bitstream A and bitstream B, from a freeness standpoint, because bitstream A happens to contain the creativeness of a programmer while bitstream B happens to contain the creativeness of a technical writer, politician, novelist, or painter.
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