What’s The Fastest Way To Sort Books?

Bookshelf Porn

More of a book related post than a writing one today, but it’s a subject that speaks to my inner geek. So let’s say someone drops a huge pile of randomly ordered books in front of you and asks you to sort them alphabetically.

A simple enough task, but how would you go about it? What method would take the least amount of time so you can get back to important things, like binge watching Netflix?

Check out this animated TedEd lesson that explores the sorting problem and explains the efficiency of the different possible approaches.


Photo by Jules Morgan licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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