# Alg S17

### From MSCS

If you want to be a good programmer, you just program every day for two years. If you want to be a world class programmer, you can program every day for ten years, or you could program every day for two years and take an algorithms class.

Charles E. Leiserson

On Exponential Algorithms:

If your algorithm takes 2

Paul Friedrichsen^{n}cycles to run, well; T(30) is ~1 second, and T(89) is ~age of the universe.