structure of the Web, in the inner workings of an automobile and in
the intricacies of stock markets and exchanges. In fact, if you can
ask, "How does it work?" the answer most likely involves an algorithm.
Algorithms -- or, in layman's terms, defined procedures for
accomplishing a task or solving a problem -- abound throughout the
computing industry. These protocols have shaped the ways in which
people communicate, transact business and even pursue recreation using