Facts about Donald Knuth

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Donald Knuth is a famous Scientist from USA, he/she is still alive and was born January 10, 1938.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Donald.

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Famous quotes by Donald Knuth (15)


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"The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language"
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"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do"
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"An algorithm must be seen to be believed"
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"In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field"
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"God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue"
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"I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science"
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"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it"
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"The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent"
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"The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today's machines and what we have so far been able to finish"
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"Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do"
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"If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy"
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"The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located"
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"People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones"
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"There's ways to amuse yourself while doing things and thats how I look at efficency"
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"A list is only as strong as its weakest link"


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