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    • Once Upon an Algorithm

    • How Stories Explain Computing
    • By: Martin Erwig
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • Performance
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    In Once Upon an Algorithm, Martin Erwig explains computation as something that takes place beyond electronic computers, and computer science as the study of systematic problem solving. Erwig points out that many daily activities involve problem solving. Getting up in the morning, for example: You get up, take a shower, get dressed, eat breakfast. This simple daily routine solves a recurring problem through a series of well-defined steps. In computer science, such a routine is called an algorithm. 

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