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'''Donald E. Knuth''' ([[Image:gaoduhnah.gif]]), Professor Emeritus of [http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~uno/taocp.html The Art of Computer Programming] at [http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University].
 
'''Donald E. Knuth''' ([[Image:gaoduhnah.gif]]), Professor Emeritus of [http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~uno/taocp.html The Art of Computer Programming] at [http://www.stanford.edu/ Stanford University].
  
Father of The Art of Computer Programming and {{TeX}} as two achievements only in a myriad (including MMIX for TAOCP or METAFONT for {{TeX}}), a purist, a craftsman of the intellect, a brilliant computer scientist, the supreme coder and a mind bogglingly productive author, the ultimate model of geekiness when this tends to infinity, he has been aptly nicknamed "the Euler of computer science"~[http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Knuth/index.shtml].
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Father of The Art of Computer Programming and {{TeX}} as two achievements only in a myriad (including MMIX for TAOCP or METAFONT for {{TeX}}), a purist, a craftsman of the intellect, a literal computer ''scientist'', supreme coder and a mind-bogglingly productive author, geekiness turned academic, he has been aptly nicknamed "the Euler of computer science" [http://www.softpanorama.org/People/Knuth/index.shtml].
  
{{pet}} [[I]] met him for the first (and so far only) time on 26, May (2009), in Oxford, at the occasion of a seminar he was giving (on priority sampling). He signed my volume 2 of TAOCP.
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{{pet}}I met him for the first (and so far only) time on 26, May (2009), in Oxford, at the occasion of a seminar he was giving (on priority sampling). He signed my volume 2 of TAOCP.
  
 
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== Links ==
 
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* [http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~uno Homepage].
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* [https://twitter.com/realDonaldKnuth @realDonaldKnuth] with one post so far.
 
* [http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=33888 Love at First Byte].
 
* [http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=33888 Love at First Byte].
 
* [http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/107413 Oral history interview].
 
* [http://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/107413 Oral history interview].

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Donald Knuth

Donald E. Knuth (Gaoduhnah.gif), Professor Emeritus of The Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University.

Father of The Art of Computer Programming and $\mathrm{\TeX}$ as two achievements only in a myriad (including MMIX for TAOCP or METAFONT for $\mathrm{\TeX}$), a purist, a craftsman of the intellect, a literal computer scientist, supreme coder and a mind-bogglingly productive author, geekiness turned academic, he has been aptly nicknamed "the Euler of computer science" [1].

Fp.laussy.jpgI met him for the first (and so far only) time on 26, May (2009), in Oxford, at the occasion of a seminar he was giving (on priority sampling). He signed my volume 2 of TAOCP.

His favourites

Allegedly, according to geekchic (copied here for backup as the link occasionally went broken):


  • What is your programming language of choice?
CWEB
  • What is your favorite operating system?
LINUX
  • Do you have a hero or role model?
MANY
  • What is your favorite kind of music?
CHAMBER
  • What is your favorite news group?
NONE
  • What is your favorite web page (besides geekchic!)?
LIBRARIES
  • What sports do you enjoy?
BASEBALL
  • What kind of car do you drive?
VOLVO
  • What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?
PIPE ORGAN
  • What is your favorite book (or author)?
AGATHA CHRISTIE
  • What is your favorite movie?
SILVER STREAK
  • What sort of clothing do you usually wear to work?
T-SHIRT WITH THEME OF THE DAY
  • What is your favorite food?
CHOCOLATE

Fp.laussy.jpg I've watched Silver Streak. It's a strange movie to have as a favorite, but it's certainly worth an evening.

P=NP

An interesting footnote in volume 4's pre-fascicle 6A:

Knuth-footnotePNP.jpg

Links

Funny