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Articles on the Nature of Algorithms
"What is the difference between a Turing machine and the modern
computer? It's the same as that between Hillary's ascent of Everest and
the establishment of a Hilton hotel on its peak."
Petzold, Charles (2008), The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine (Indianpolis: Wiley).
Davis, Martin (2008), "Touring Turing" (review of Petzold 2008), American Scientist 96(6) (November-December): 520.
Dresner, Eli (2003), "Effective Memory and Turing's Model of Mind", Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 15(1): 113–123.
Alternatively, download that .rtfd directory; it contains two files, TXT.rtf, which contains the text of the obit, and unknown.jpg, which contains a photo of Henkin.
This paper contains a proof that every program
with gotos can be transformed into a semantically equivalent
program without goto. A transformation algorithm is given.
Raskin, Jef (2003), Letter to the Editor about "Life beyond OOP", American Scientist 91 (May-June): 197-198.
We are making this communication intentionally short to leave as much room as possible for the answers.
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The published answers:
Sieg, Wilfried, & Byrnes, John (1999), "An Abstract Model for Parallel Computation: Gandy's Thesis", The Monist 82(1) (January): 150-164.
Soare, Robert I. (1999), "The History and Concept of Computability" [PDF], in E.R. Griffor (ed.), Handbook of Computability Theory (Amsterdam: Elsevier): 3-36.
Shapiro, Stuart C. (1977), "Representing Numbers in Semantic Networks: Prolegomena", in Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Los Altos, CA: Morgan Kaufmann): 284.
What is a heuristic?
Anthony Ralston & Edwin D. Reilly (eds.), Encyclopedia of Computer Science, 3rd Edition, (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993): 87-90.
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