The idea popped out after reading an article about John von Neumann, and his model for a self-replicating machine. This problem was in turn the inspiration for John Conway to devise The Game of Life.
A very good description of the game and its rules can be found in this link to Wikipedia
Internet Explorer takes ten times longer than Firefox to read and write colour information into the DOM. It seems that IE does not perform well when accessing the Document Object Model.
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