What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf? – Chand John | TED-Ed

You work at the library. You’re in the middle of a quiet afternoon when suddenly, a shipment of 1,280 books arrives. The books are in a straight line, but they’re all out of order, and the automatic sorting system is broken. How can you sort the books quickly? Chand John shows how, shedding light on how algorithms help librarians and search engines speedily sort information.

Source: What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf? – Chand John | TED-Ed

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About Jane Hoff

Middle School Librarian and Media Technician Guest Teacher, K - 12 BA, Sociocultural Anthropology, the University of Chicago, 1995 Graduate Student, Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, CA https://helpfullibrarian.wordpress.com/

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