Manuals, software, programs

Alex Hudson home at
Wed Feb 15 12:40:06 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 12:20 +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Defining a program as not a program seems absurd and the other one is
> just fun because of the types of hardware it allows to be called
> software.

So is it the types of hardware that could also be software, or is
hardware != software axiomatic for you?

I'm not sure defining a program as not a program is necessarily absurd;
I can think of "programs" for digital computers that I would label as a
"program" (e.g., doing multiplication on an abacus), so I wouldn't be
surprised if it were true also for analogue computers.



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