WARNING! YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING (redstone) PHILOSOPHY!
There are three types of "redstone contraptions". One is actual redstone computers, which behave almost like the computers of today, but with lever, pressure pad, and button Operating Systems (OS). I would call them "softwired", as in software. Two is things like a TV with one save, where the redstone is only "hardwired" (as in hardware) to play that movie. Three is things like my elevator, which just take advantage of redstone properties like going through blocks, repeaters delaying, and pistons pushing Steve up stairs. I would call number three "nonwired"
My TV with multiple saves would be softwired.
My light switch would be hardwired.
My elevator would be nonwired.
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