Saturday, April 28, 2007

Airplane Boarding and Messaging

Interesting discussion on Marc Jacobs' blog on the airplane boarding process and some parallels to distributed programming. Also, one of the commenters on the blog gave this link:

http://www.math.duke.edu/news/awards/MCM2007lmw.pdf

At the airport, I always fantasize myself with a Jedi light sabre in hand, lopping off the heads of those people who block the aisles for ten minutes, trying to shove some ridiculously-sized carry-on into the overhead bin.

Of course, my solution is to equip everyone with their own private jets, ala The Jetsons. However, the New York Times threw cold water on this idea.


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1 comment:

0111001101100001011000110111000101110101011000010110111001110100 said...

The answer is a completely parallel, distributed system.