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Office sort

This is mostly for the CS types:

Say you're in an office, and someone brings in a stack of 500 papers that needs to be sorted. How do you think they'll naturally approach the problem, and how as someone brimming with CS knowledge would you advise them to sort it?

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teldreaming
Mar. 14th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
It's already largely sorted alphabetically within each of twenty-odd groups of where people have been working. It needs to be sorted alphabetically within each of those same twenty-odd groups, except by where people are paid. I tend to yank and label the strays and then stick them back in when I reach their proper place.
mindstalk
Mar. 14th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
Sounds something like insertion sort, then.

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