I confess that Wolfram’s New Kind of Science has been gathering dust on one of my shelves. But it continues to intrigue me. Here’s some material courtesy of David Weinberger that may help when I do get around to finally reading it.
Wolfram explained. I just came across a Forbes article by Michael S. Malone, dated 11.27.00, called “God, Stephen Wolfram and Everything Else.” It’s a good, non-technical introduction to Wolfram. Nicely done. Critics of Wolfram won’t find much to like in it, and I still think Ray Kurzweil’s piece is the best analysis/intro I’ve read, but Malone puts Wolfram into a useful perspective…. [Joho the Blog]