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As soon as a big pile of money drops out of the sky, I'm going to buy (AND READ!!!) every book written by Donald Knuth.


According to Knuth, premature optimization is the root of all evil in computer science. What that boils down to IMO, is we should all slow down and we will have more fun doing what we do.


Knuth is an accomplished computer scientist who will give you one hexadecimal dollar (256 pennies) if you find an error in any of his books.


"A mathematical formula should never be "owned" by anybody! Mathematics belong to God."


"The important thing, once you have enough to eat and a nice house, is what you can do for others, what you can contribute to the enterprise as a whole."


"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."


Knuth Quotes


Knuth Wikipedia Page



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