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In [1], Bernstein proposed a circuit-based implementation of the matrix step of the number field sieve factorization algorithm. These circuits offer an asymptotic cost reduction under the measure " construction cost × run time ". We evaluate the cost of these circuits, in agreement with [1], but argue that compared to previously known methods these circuits(More)
An emerging trend in marketing has been the use of web and mobile applications to market to a new generation of consumers. These forays into new media reflect a response to increased use of the internet, declining participation in traditional media channels, and new channels for user engagement. Mobile devices in particular are enabling the most enticing(More)
This article examines the attempts by the Dundee jute industry to recruit women workers in the years circa 1945-1954. It locates its discussion of these attempts in the literature on the impact of the Second World War on the participation of women in the British labour market more generally, and the forces determining that participation. It stresses the(More)
Between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, various American government agencies were involved in attempts to persuade British manufacturers that they could and should improve their productivity. This paper examines the history of such technical assistance programs and in particular tries to assess what they actually achieved. We argue that British managers(More)
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