@neauoire I remember a counting machine using bowls of water filling and emptying to represent 0 and 1 a loooong tim ago and the person who invented it wasn't very interested in it so it was forgotten.
@Shitlord sounds like fluidics https://miriam-english.org/files/fluidics/FluidControlDevices.html
@neauoire neat, but i'm exhausted. will try to remember.
@neauoire Well that's just great. Now my lambda calculus has been replaced by alligators and I'm afraid for my life 😱🐊
Talk about a worry dream!
@neauoire Oh no, i remember doing these in school. It gets pretty mind-bending as the number of inputs increases.
@mcz I hadn't seen this one :) thanks. Added
@inscript waaaat the hell this is another level
@inscript @neauoire Hour of Code also has a bunch of such activities https://hourofcode.com/us/learn?platform=no-computers - though these are also educational and not "real" computerless computing.
This is a great example, showing how programmatic structure can be described by things other than a sequence of characters.
My favourite esoteric language that teaches some aspect of computer science is Unlambda. Completely useless to write real code in, but learning it teaches you SKI-calculus.
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