The Computer: A Tool for Thought-Experiments

@article{Dietrich1987TheCA,
  title={The Computer: A Tool for Thought-Experiments},
  author={Frank Dietrich},
  journal={Leonardo},
  year={1987},
  volume={20},
  pages={315 - 325}
}
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