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
- Samuel Johnson
- Betsy Ross