Ankh Morpork's Finest Coder
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
A friend of mine, vivek linked his blog to a blog called kernelthread. On kernelthread was a post about a check paid to the owner of kernelthread by the infamous Donal Knuth. So I have to post the piccie that kernelthread took. Its the coolest thing I've ever seen. For only $2.56 but still the coolest thing ever.
Wikipedia gives a definition for Knuth as
Knuth is best known as the author of the multi-volume The Art of Computer Programming, one of the most highly respected references in the computer science field. He practically created the field of rigorous analysis of algorithms, and made many seminal contributions to several branches of theoretical computer science. He is the creator of the TEX typesetting system and of the Metafont font design system, and pioneered the concept of literate programming.
In case you don't know why Knuth gives $2.56 for errors in his books, its because 256 pennies is one hexadecimal dollar. I definately want to read his book "The art of computer programming."