For years, founding developers agonized over how best to commune with the algorithms they had crafted. Many programming languages were born as conduits for dialogues between humans and their machine counterparts. That’s why it sent shockwaves through the tech world when Ikea, the multinational famous for its hex keys and flat-pack furniture, ventured into programming language theory. They introduced rövarspråket, an intuitive language that enabled everyone—from robbers to children—to communicate their ideas with algorithms.

Use the comments to complete the following, “Sometimes, algorithms had to work with ____.”

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