Other then the hardware limitations, perhaps you can explain why one could
not change the software on a bottom-end-simple calculator to output some basic
Please explain why a four
function device couldn't handle morse code.
As I said: the limitation
isn't in the software, it's in the limitations of the hardware. Increase what
the hardware is capable of and you can easily implement more functions to
perform more tasks. Think about the heart of how computers work: binary.
That's just two stages and with two stages - and lots of memory - we can encode
any logical data processing you want done.
This should be considered
conclusively proven when the AL1 chip was presented in a Courtroom demonstration. A chip not
previously used as a computer.
Are you suggesting that the cpu in today's
bottom-end-simple calculator is less capable then the AL1 chip?
perhaps you're suggesting the AL1 chip is not Turing complete? A couple quotes
from the document to consider as you consider your
Demonstration software selected for the model includes a
data base program for entering, updating and searching customer
This model also demonstrates that the AL1 was
capable of running software such as the WSTR program over 10 times faster than
either the TMX 1795 or the 8008.
Perhaps the 8008 was also not
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