tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6555947.post6434321999219251165..comments2023-09-10T07:21:33.251-06:00Comments on The Geomblog: Popularizing computingSuresh Venkatasubramanianhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15898357513326041822noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6555947.post-49551383480387623142007-10-26T11:52:00.000-06:002007-10-26T11:52:00.000-06:00You need to keep in mind consumption of energy. Th...You need to keep in mind consumption of energy. The nature's algorithm you describes uses an amount of energy which is linear on the magnitude of the denominator to obtain a fixed number of digits in the answer. <BR/><BR/>In contrast we can easily divide using algorithms whose running time is polylog(denominator).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com