Scheduling Algorithms in normal life

There is an interesting correlation between scheduling algorithms in operating systems and scheduling tasks in life. At a fundamental level, humans are no different from operating systems when it comes to scheduling activities. We have a brain, a computer has a processor. There are deadlines for the tasks which we need to finish, there are deadlines for the jobs which a processor needs to finish.

Turing Award acceptance speech by Dr. Fernando Corbató.

‘On Building Systems That Will Fail’


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