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A New Kind of Innumeracy  American Scientist Online  Gauss's Day of Reckoning
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In American Scientist Online  Gauss's Day of Reckoning  an otherwise excellent article  the author thinks that an O(1) algorithm is just as good as an O(n) algorithm in these days when students do their work on laptops. This is just not true for an applied math or computer science course. What would be the appropriate term? "Innumeracy" doesn't quite capture the idea. "Inalgorithmy"? "Incomputeracy"?


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