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The sage of Silicon Valley. The legendary computer scientist and professor at Stanford University, Donald Knuth, has spent his entire intellectual life searching for patterns in theoretical computer science, making fundamental contributions in a wide range of topics, and then clarifying them in his magnum opus, The Art of Computer Programming, work on which began […]

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So goes the cliché. The obverse: “As the Chinese say, 1001 words is worth more than a picture.” That piece of insight came to us from John McCarthy, the legendary computer science professor at Stanford University, who passed away this week. Other John McCarthy sayings I am fond of: “Comparing oneself with Galileo or Einstein […]

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