James at jdfogg.com
Tue Mar 8 05:40:04 CST 2005
> You've got gravity. Dry sand flows pretty well. Bamboo is
> hollow and so can be used to channel dry sand around.
> Different lengths of bamboo could be used to introduce
> delays. Doubtless you could make basic logic gates.
> Some sort of mechanical effort would be needed to lift sand
> again in order to combat gravity pulling sand downward.
> Not much different from a relay computer really, I suppose.
> Just slower.
> And more sandy.
And relay computers don't like salt water, but administrators might.
Hmmm, seaside computing. I think we hit on something.
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