Concepts familiar from grade-school algebra have broad ramifications in computer science.
Hackers hung this MIT-centric game of Scrabble on the side of Wiesner Building (E15) this week. Versions of other games, including chess and Cranium, also appeared at various spots around campus. Photo / Donna Coveney
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 12, 2007 (download PDF).