[OS X TeX] OT: Knuth humor
David B. Thompson, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, CFM
drdbthompson at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 22:01:16 EDT 2009
On 5 Jul 09, at 18:57 , Alain Schremmer wrote:
> On Jul 5, 2009, at 9:22 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>> I wouldn't be surprised if many of the subscribers to this list
>> already know about xkcd, the web comic. Here is one in which Don
>> Knuth is part of the joke.
> His books were kinda intimidating, rapelling down through his
> skylight seemed like the best option.
I actually enjoyed this bit of xkcd. Interestingly, Young Son turned
me onto xkcd some time ago, but I don't keep up regularly. I'm going
to change that because I need a bit of intellectual humor in my life.
I like Knuth's books and used what I learned in them several times.
They were important to me so long ago when I was trying to construct
an algorithm for generating a large number of pseudo-random numbers.
It was my first exposure to Knuth, his writing, and ultimately his
So, thanks Adam (and Alain) for making me remember this.
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