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Does Changing Configuration Make A New Machine? | 756 comments | Create New Account
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Does Changing Configuration Make A New Machine?
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 23 2012 @ 02:55 PM EDT
"If a new machine is created with each memory change, then new machines are
created billions of times per second, and the machine that finishes the program
is a different one than the machine that starts the program."

I'm willing to draw a line at the program memory, data memory boundary and say
data memory changes don't create a new machine as that is more like the position
of the gears in the machine as compared to the arrangement of gears in the
machine. But, if you're not or if you say doing so leads to some logical
inconsistency upon which you would hoist me on my petard, then I'm ok with the
idea that the computer changes over the course of the process, that it grows as
an individual according to its life experiences and is a different entity at the
end of the day that it was at the beginning of the day. :-p

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