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    From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
    > Are fingers thus digital computers for the early mathematicizing child...?

    They definitely are not analog computers.

    > And don't we mean, when we say 'digital computing', a _binary_ process,
    > rather than just being related to digits, and when we say 'analog
    > computing' don't we mean a representational process?

    "Binary" refers to the two digits, "1" and "0"

    > And, I'm pretty sure (pretty sure) that there ain't no such thing as a
    > fully digital microphone, or a fully digital speaker, and, lo, there
    > probably won't ever be. Binaries can't push air.

    There are no analog *computers* -- analogs of other kinds abound.


    --J. R.

    Useless hypotheses:
     consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
    analog computing, cultural relativism

         Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
         but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
         (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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