“Some people seem to be interested in what I have to say.”
August 5, 2006
“The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) is posting “Computer Musings,” lectures given by renowned Professor Donald E. Knuth, Stanford University’s Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming. SCPD is digitizing about one hundred tapes of Knuth’s musings, lectures and selected classes and posting them here. They are available to the public free of charge.” [more]
This is a truly amazing resource of lectures by the renowned computer scientist, while acknowledging his contributions to the field, Knuth comments only that “some people seem to be interested in what I have to say.”
Knuth is famed for his contributions to Literate Programming – code that is readable by humans not just machines. As code and content get closer together with the rise of community video websites, his work is amazing relevant today.
The Aha! sessions are worth a watch to see the man in ‘action’.
His homepage is here.
Fan T-shirts are available here.