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Hi Tom,

I recall you mentioning this before.  I am interested!  Another confession - I
am not familiar with The Game of Life.  Can you provide me with the info to get
me smart on this?  /Roger

"Thomas B. Passin" wrote:

> Roger L. Costello wrote:
> >
> > Sorry to be so fuzzy on this.  I confess that am still a novice at complex
> > systems.  /Roger
> >
> Roger, if you are after "emergent" behavior, why don't you try to
> compute Conway's game of Life using an xslt stylesheet?  The stylesheet
> would play the part of the autonomon, obeying a small selection of
> simple rules.  You would feed the result of each transformation to the
> stylesheet as the new input at each cycle.
> If Mike Kay can solve a chess problem and display the board with xslt,
> you ought to be able to compute the game of Life, I would think.
> I am not sure if that is what you are interested in, but it could
> produce the kind of emergent behavior (i.e., stable patterns) that Life
> can exhibit.
> Cheers,
> Tom P
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