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Sophia Waugh - Williamson's war on the clever poor

Regulars | By Sophia Waugh

By Chris McAndrew, CC BY 3.0,

Students' hard work undone

Algorithm. A word I sort of knew the meaning of but in a vague, it’s-something- to-do-with-maths-and-computers-and-I- don’t-really-care kind of way. Until suddenly I did care; it was the application of the algorithm that made such a mess of things – along with the determination of a man who probably understood the algorithm as little as I did but was determined to adhere to it. ...

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