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Topic: The Inventors of Sprouts
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Antreas P. Hatzipolakis

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






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