Thursday, December 13, 2007

How do normal people sort?

Jeff Atwood's blog about sorting now has a response from Ian Griffiths.

Both of them ignore one of my pet peeves. For centuries, people alphabetized words and phrases by ignoring spaces and punctuation. For example, "Newark" would come before "New York." Computers changed all that, and I think for the worse.

How to know you've been at work too long: You can't imagine why Newark would sort before New York.

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