Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing

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How Hansel and Gretel, Sherlock Holmes, the movie Groundhog Day , Harry Potter, and other familiar stories illustrate the concepts of computing. Picture a computer scientist, staring at a screen and clicking away frantically on a keyboard, hacking into a system, or perhaps developing an app. Now delete that picture. 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 ...

Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing 2017, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262036634

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