Steve Jobs demoed the Apple Laserwriter only after John Warnock had massaged the code. Professor Brailsford explains that if you need speed it can be worth ditching structured code and flattening your program.
The Professor's notes: http://bit.ly/2bRFBIa
Password Cracking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U-RbOKanYs
Programming in Postscript: https://youtu.be/S_NXz7I5dQc
Dawn of Desktop Publishing: https://youtu.be/1rCNnMZrFUQ
Chomsky Hierarchy: https://youtu.be/224plb3bCog
The little Mac with the Big Bite: https://youtu.be/NMlbUCAOEXw
The 'unrolling the loops' video was first mentioned in 2014. (at the end of 'The Dawn of Desktop Publishing') We had some problems with the footage and only just got around to re-making it. Many thanks for your patience!
This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.
Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer
Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran's Numberphile. More at http://www.bradyharan.com
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