Scientist Finds PageRank-Type Algorithm from the 1940s

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BernardSwiss

Aug 25, 2013
10:54 PM EST
Totally off topic -- but you might find it interesting anyways:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/417529/scientist-finds-...
djohnston

Aug 25, 2013
11:06 PM EST
Yes, I found it to be interesting. "Nothing new under the sun" comes to mind. A good read. Thanks.
gary_newell

Aug 26, 2013
2:16 AM EST
I think Yahoo uses a pagerank algorithm developed in the 1700s.
Bob_Robertson

Aug 26, 2013
8:23 AM EST
Oooo! Tulips!
gus3

Aug 26, 2013
11:11 AM EST
This is why so many mathematicians speak of "discovering" algorithms, not "inventing" them. Even John McCarthy "discovered" Lisp; he did not invent it.

http://www.paulgraham.com/rootsoflisp.html

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