Chris Coyne, Max Krohn, Sam Yagan, Christian Rudder, ‘OkCupid Compatibility Calculation’, 2003, Algorithm Auction
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Two Pencil and Ink Drawings in Wood Frames 9"x12" & 12.5"x14.25"
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How do I love thee? This groundbreaking algorithm counts the ways. People around the globe have …

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Quite literally, this one algorithm has changed millions of lives. People around the globe have …

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They write: “We met at Harvard during the late 1990s, in the first blush of the dot com era. Using no school resources whatsoever [cough], the four of us authored and programmed TheSpark.com, a site that published personality tests, quizzes, goofy science projects, and fabulously funny e-greetings and e-cards. In 1999, the team branched into higher academia with SparkNotes, a free competitor to Cliffs Notes written by Harvard students and alumni. Millions of kids have used SparkNotes to augment, or supplant, their learning. The SparkNotes brand has been proudly owned by Barnes & Noble since 2001.
"We reunited in New York City in 2003 and began work on a website for dating, a milieu befitting our expertise in math and computer science. OkCupid went live in 2004 to modest fanfare and has grown steadily since, like a modern-day black plague, spreading by ship and horse to all corners of the globe. We remain great friends.”

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How do I love thee? This groundbreaking algorithm counts the ways. People around the globe have discovered each other, found happiness and companionship, and started families with the help of the OkCupid Compatibility Calculation.

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Quite literally, this one algorithm has changed millions of lives. People around the globe have discovered one another, found happiness and companionship, and started families because of the OkCupid Compatibility Calculation.

The algorithm is still in use and has remained largely unchanged since it was written in …

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Chris Coyne, Max Krohn, Sam Yagan, Christian Rudder
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They write: “We met at Harvard during the late 1990s, in the first blush of the dot com era. Using no school resources whatsoever [cough], the four of us authored and programmed TheSpark.com, a site that published personality tests, quizzes, goofy science projects, and fabulously funny e-greetings and e-cards. In 1999, the team branched into higher academia with SparkNotes, a free competitor to Cliffs Notes written by Harvard students and alumni. Millions of kids have used SparkNotes to augment, or supplant, their learning. The SparkNotes brand has been proudly owned by Barnes & Noble since 2001.
"We reunited in New York City in 2003 and began work on a website for dating, a milieu befitting our expertise in math and computer science. OkCupid went live in 2004 to modest fanfare and has grown steadily since, like a modern-day black plague, spreading by ship and horse to all corners of the globe. We remain great friends.”

OkCupid Compatibility Calculation, 2003

Two Pencil and Ink Drawings in Wood Frames 9"x12" & 12.5"x14.25"
Bidding closed