Enjoy this video from John MacCormick, author of Nine Algorithms that Changed the Future

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In his new book, MacCormick identifies the most amazing “tricks” our computers perform — things like encryption, compression, searches — thanks to algorithms. Of course, as with any “list”, there simply isn’t enough room to include every possible algorithm, so sound off below on which algorithms are the most pivotal, creative, or useful in our PCs and hand-held devices.