An update on Wednesday night brought Retina display support to the iPad e-book app of "A New Kind of Science," Stephen Wolfram's mammoth tome on mathematics, computing, cellular automata, and the nature of the universe.
Ordinarily, you'd think that would be a good thing. But for this particular project, it reveals how much more needs to be done to really meet the potential.
NKS, as it's called for short, embodies decades of Wolfram's work. An entire business -- Wolfram Research's Mathematica software for mathematical analysis and visualization -- grew out of a mere … Read more