• Subject: RE: programmer productivity.
  • From: "Sims, Ken" <KSIMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 19:25:34 -0500

Hi Mike -

>A long, long time ago in a place far away the concept of elegance 
>was a measure of an algorithms efficiency. It's the difference 
>between a massively powerful computer churning through the 
>possibilities and not being able to beat the human mind in a game 
>of chess.

That last statement is 3 1/2 years out of date.  In May 1997 IBM's Deep Blue
beat then world champion Grandmaster Garry Kasparov 3.5 - 2.5.  Kasparov won
only one game of the six.  Deep Blue won two games, and there were three

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