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Intelligent Design by Trial and Error
August 26, 2005 9:41 AM   Subscribe

A more efficient microbe genome. A more efficient sorting algorithm. A more efficient keyboard layout.
posted by fatllama (8 comments total)

The main reason I've never bothered trying Dvorak is I have to use other peoples' QWERTY keyboards anyway. I wonder how that factors in to the whole efficiency thing?
posted by Foosnark at 9:47 AM on August 26, 2005

That sorting algorithm link is really cool -- in a geeky sort of way.
posted by chunking express at 10:01 AM on August 26, 2005

I guess I should mention that the core of this FPP has been rattling around in my head since I read Kevin Kelly's Out of Control like 9 years ago. So it's hereby recommended to anyone seeking more of the same.
posted by fatllama at 10:08 AM on August 26, 2005

A more efficient holy book
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:15 AM on August 26, 2005

A more efficient Oedipus Rex.
posted by josephtate at 10:18 AM on August 26, 2005

A more efficient movie.
posted by mosch at 10:42 AM on August 26, 2005

Get A-Life is an interesting look at evolution in the context of computer simulations. It doesn't start getting good until the second page.
posted by mosch at 10:46 AM on August 26, 2005

"The spareness of its genome is related to its frugal lifestyle."

I liked that line.

The keyboard link is really cool. I didn't really understand the sorting link very well.
posted by OmieWise at 10:52 AM on August 26, 2005

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