Chapter 0: General Notes

Section 0: General Notes


Many of the pictures in this book have a rather different character from things that are normally printed. For unlike traditional diagrams consisting of separate visible elements—or photographs involving smooth gradations of color—they often for example contain hundreds of cells per inch, each in effect independently black or white. And to capture this properly required careful sheet-fed printing on paper smooth enough to avoid significant spreading of ink. (See also the colophon at the very end of the book.)

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]