(smirk, computer)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is some disagreement as to how to use the word 'optimal'. All the following 'optimal' phrases were actually heard at the "The third symposium on the Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation". We have not actually figured out the most optimal use of the word 'optimal'. Using optimal: optimal near optimal more optimal most optimal quite optimal less optimal semi optimal quasi optimal (not) so optimal optimally optimal not very optimal somewhat optimal in some sense optimal provable in some sense optimal optimal in an optimal lower bound sense optimalish optimally fast optimally effective A few of our creations: way more optimal perfectly optimal (with vigorous handwaving) optimal it just doesn't get more optimal than this Webster's has this to say: "optimal: adj., most desirable or satisfactory." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heard from Brian D. Alleyne and Jennifer Rexford alleyne@ee.princeton.edu jrexford@ee.princeton.edu by Bapiraju Vinnakota bapiraju@ee.princeton.edu ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(From the "Rest" of RHF)