firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian T. Sniffen) writes: > Nobody is claiming Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, or the King James > Bible, to be software. Quite a few of us are claiming that this MP3 > over here, beethovens_ninth.mp3, is software. So is this file bible.txt. I claim that the Ninth, and the text of the KJV, to be software. Instantiate them where you will, and you have atoms which encode bits. The particular technology used is of little importance.