03
Aug
07

Love at First Byte- Story of Donald Knuth

Among the many enduring passions of Donald Knuth, The Art of Computer Programming is only the one with the most pages.

In 1957, a lanky, bespectacled college student named Donald Knuth caught a glimpse of a beautiful stranger through a window and fell deeply in love. The object of his affection blinked enticingly back at him. It was an IBM Type 650, one of the earliest mass-produced computers and the first Knuth had ever seen. Although computer science wasn’t even really a science yet, Knuth was a goner.

Pl read on

http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/2006/mayjun/features/knuth.html

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