Which of the following are computer programs?

  • a web browser
  • a slice of toast
  • the Python interpreter
  • calendar app on phone
  • print ‘Hello!’

Damn the tyranny of expectations. I’m supposed to say they all are except for the slice of toast.

But a slice of toast is absolutely a computer program.

See: Seth Loyd, Nick Bostrom

 

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