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a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem
  • Lennon and McCartney had a musical gift of the sort that comes along once in a generation, and Bill Joy, let us not forget, had a mind so quick that he was able to make up a complicated algorithm on the fly that left his professors in awe.
    Chapter 2 (67% in)
  • During the oral exams for his PhD, he made up a particularly complicated algorithm on the fly that, as one of his many admirers has written, "so stunned his examiners [that] one of them later compared the experience to 'Jesus confounding his elders/ " Working in collaboration with a small group of programmers, Joy took on the task of rewriting U N I X, which was a software system developed by AT&T for mainframe computers.
    Chapter 2 (3% in)

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