"David Berlinski writes that the story of the algorithm--the powerful, deceptively simple idea coiled at the heart of the computer revolution--is 'among the greatest and least known of the modern era.' Greatest, maybe, but least known? How this mathematical concept emerged from early inklings by the ninth-century Arab mathematician al-Khwarizmi (his name was transliterated into Latin as 'algoritimi'), reaching full force in the work of the British mathematician Alan Turing, has been told many times. But the more I thought about it, I realized that Berlinski, a writer and mathematician in Paris, was right."Berlinski, David is the author of 'Advent of the Algorithm The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer' with ISBN 9780156013918 and ISBN 0156013916.