Thanks Ken. I didn't explain myself properly. If I remember correctly, Deep Blue beat Kasparov due to a major amendment to the software to make it more intuitive rather than using a brute force technique. (Don't ask me how they did it!)
The point being that an elegant solution produced a better result than a zillion lines of code, or a zillion iterations of the same code.
I wonder if accountants are measured by the number of entries they make in a ledger. Is it better to write one cheque for a $1000 or a thousand cheques each for $1?
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
That last statement is 3 1/2 years out of date.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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