I hope we all felt that one in our guts
> simple sorting technology that has been used for more than a decade – it matches up codes, and does not involve algorithms
But then I read on:
> perhaps not what people in general think when they hear the word "algorithm" in this era of machine learning and recommendation engines.
Recommendation engines - those simple sorting routines that literally come up with "people who bought secateurs also bought bandages"!
Five years after Hannah Fry's book, it looked like Joe Public was understanding the word. Now some prat of a lawyer is trying to argue against its meaning. Aaaarghhh.
What cruel god is this, that plays with us so?