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Speaking of Grand Yak Shaves

Donald Knuth started writing The Art of Computer Programming and along the way decided that technical publishers didn’t know what they were doing. Knuth’s yak-shave?

Writing TeX: A 10 year yak shave that has produced the most elegant typesetting language ever.

A fabulous link between the science of this book, art, and symbolic systems: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4532247

Unlikely Phrases in the Recording:

  • Bar Coding
  • Arabic Language
  • Algebra
  • Samuel Johnson
  • Betsy Ross
  • God
  • Wastebasket

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