- 30 Nov 2002 - Made minor changes in the news items, added
a FAQ entry, updated author affiliation, and added Amazon
- 21 Nov 2000 - Two major changes: (1) Added all of the figures
from the book; includes thumbnail gallery, and archives of the figures
in several formats. (2) Restructured the glossary so that there are
many sections for each initial letter. This keeps the pages down to
around 30KB; the full glossary had been over 150KB. I also made many
little minor corrections and modifications including: fixing broken
Fatbrain link, adding two FAQ items, added info for Stephanie
Forrest's course, etc.
- 4 Jul 2000 - I went crazy and redid the entire style of
the website: new fancy boxes, consistent color theme, and (wow!)
section on the FAQ list. Added paperback links to the ordering
- 12 Dec 1999 - Added London Times review to home page and
to reviews section. Added my NEC website to the author section.
- 24 Oct 1999 - Many new corrections have been added to the
errata section. Changed the color scheme (the purple/pink motif was
getting on my nerves). Changed the home page to include many news
items related to the book and to yours truly. Extensively updated the
"For Educators" section.
- 18 Apr 1999 - Very minor updates. Most changes
in the news & awards section. Some small changes in the ordering
section. Note that the author's email address has
changed. (``Free email for life'' said the folks at USA.NET.
- 18 Dec 1998 - Minor update to author info. Added Mac
stuff. Added current errata. Added section for reviews, etc.
- 26 Oct 1998 - So many changes, let me count the ways...
- IE ``ugly mode'' disabled - my apologies to anyone using IE
that saw this website prior to this version. Actually, my
apologies to anyone using IE.
- Windows 95/98/NT port for the code is now here! - I managed to
find a nice plotting package that simplified the whole thing;
however, you still need to use the command-line interface. I
may do something about this at a later date.
- Updated author information - I am no longer at SCR. Changed
email address as well.
- Changed Java source with class files to be a ZIP file (instead of a
JAR file). (If you don't have Java, how could you handle JARs?
- Kickbacks from book sellers - If your order from Amazon.com,
Barnes and Noble, or ComputerLiteracy by
following the link in the ordering section, I get free
- Errata entries now reflect source code changes.
- Added ``for educators'' section.
- 29 Sep 1998 - Updated author information and added valid
email address. Added best online price information. Added prebuilt C
distribution for Linux and Solaris. Java jar file now contains
*.class files for people without Java compilers.
- 9 Sep 1998 - Fixed minor typos.
- 27 Aug 1998 - Corrected affiliation and web links for
Barak Pearlmutter and Greg Chaitin. Added web tracking link on main
- 9 Aug 1998 - Fixed a typo or two. Significantly modified java
applets: HP and Termites now use fat pixels; L-system, Lorenz, and
Rossler are new; Lorenz, Rossler, and MG use a new 3D viewer; changed
Gen1D to plot lines; fixed a bug in HP; Cleaned up Panel interface to
allow multiple indirect modifications to other controls.
- 1 Aug 1998 - First public version.
- When questions start coming, I'll compile a list of Frequently
- The C source code will be updated by 2001 with a new Windows interface.