Humans crave connections, and the advent of the digital revolution has empowered us to be more connected than ever before. The Internet has unleashed upon billions of people unprecedented economic and political freedom, as well as powerful means of control and domination. Yet, the vast majority of us are oblivious to its inner workings.
This is a full chapter excerpt from Wladston Viana Ferreira Filho's brand new book Computer Science Distilled which he has graciously allowed for us to publish here.
In almost every computation, a variety of arrangements for the processes is possible. It is essential to choose that arrangement which shall tend to minimize the time necessary for the calculation. —Ada Lovelace