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Noel Weichbrodt on A History of Algorithms: From the Pebble to the Microchip

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Description: Often neglected by historians and modern scientists, algorithmic procedures have been instrumental in the development of fundamental ideas: practice led to theory just as much as the other way round. The purpose of this book is to offer a historical background to contemporary algorithmic practice. We will discuss a selection of chapters from AHA and examine their history, development, and impact.

Bio: Noel Weichbrodt's third eye, the all seeing eye of Pylon ai, Inc., has been recently opened (by James Mickens' Usenix '18 talk no less). With his newfound sight, he engineers the finest solutions; this entails all of the trials and tribulations of regular engineering, but he also has to be a salesman for some reason.