[FOM] An Explanation of Computation Theory for Lawyers

Paul Elliott pelliott at BlackPatchPanel.com
Fri Nov 13 22:42:11 EST 2009

This page, written by an anonymous groklaw contributor, (PolR)
An Explanation of Computation Theory for Lawyers
may be of interest to some FOM readers.

As the title indicates, the page is written to be understood by lawyers,
not mathematicians or computer scientists. I suspect the page is
of more of interest to computer scientists, but the paper should
not be without interest to FOM people. In many places the page discusses
the history of FOM. Some FOM philosophical questions are mentioned.

The page clearly intends to influence the debate over the patentability
of software. Is Software Mathematics?

Are there any errors or over simplifications that should be pointed out
to the author? Any other comments?

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