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The Inventors of Sprouts
Posted:
Jan 20, 1999 2:43 PM


On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, John Conway, signed a message (Subject: Re: Sprouts Notation) as:
>John Conway (one of the joint inventors of Sprouts).
Who was/were the other inventor/s ?
Let me have a look at WW. In page 564 I read: <q> SPROUTS
The game (introduced by M.S. Paterson and J.H. Conway some time ago) has... </q>
But in the References and Further Reading (p. 573) I didn't find the joint paper the game was introduced by the above two inventors.
Hmmmm.... Let's have now a look at my "JHC Ergography" web page:
http://users.hol.gr/~xpolakis/jhc/jhc_erg.html
There is one more inventor, namely Moscow !
NOTES: 1. WW = Elwyn R. Berlekamp  John H. Conway  Richard K. Guy: Winning Ways, for Your Mathematical Plays. Vol. 1: Games in General. Vol. 2: Games in Particular. New York  London: Academic Press, 1982 Paperback (August 1982) Academic Press ISBN: 0120911027
2. On my page mentioned above: It is "unofficial", so the responsibility for any errors etc is mine and only mine.
Antreas



