The Yoda of Silicon Valley

The Yoda of Silicon ValleyDonald Knuth, master of algorithms, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress, “The Art of Computer Programming”The New York TimesBlockedUnblockFollowFollowingDec 18Donald Knuth at his home in Stanford, Calif..He is a notorious perfectionist and has offered to pay a reward to anyone who finds a mistake in any of his books..Photo: Brian FlahertyBy Siobhan RobertsFor half a century, the Stanford computer scientist Donald Knuth, who bears a slight resemblance to Yoda — albeit standing 6-foot-4 and wearing glasses — has reigned as the…. More details

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