[SIGCIS-Members] Knuth vol 4A
wmcmillan at emich.edu
Wed Jan 26 05:34:12 PST 2011
I know you aren't necessarily saying it, Dave, but saying that "...his typesetting work has had more impact on the world than his TAOCP, i.e., algorithm, work" is kind of like saying that building the hanging gardens of Babylon had more impact than inventing algebra.
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From: "dave walden family" <dave.walden.family at gmail.com>
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Between then and now Knuth also did multiple revisions of his first three volumes of TAOCP, put out a volume in the series updating the hypothetical machine he uses for algorithm analysis, has put out eight or so volumes of his collected papers, wrote his volume on Concrete Math, and wrote his bible study books.
I have read the opinion of some people that his typesetting work has had more impact on the world than his TAOCP, i.e., algorithm, work.
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