Donald Knuth and The Art of Computer Programming

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Donald Knuth published Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming (TAOCP) in 1968 (1), four Volumes and several editions later, Knuth continues this project. My own experiences descending the computer science rabbit hole I’ve read Knuth quoted more than anyone. My studies have left me feeling he is the most respected individual in the industry. The New York Times describes Knuth as “The Yoda of Silicon Valley” (2).

Algorithms pre-date computers, the computer age has swelled the lexicon of algorithms, they are the energy at the heart of computing (3). Your…

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