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Knuth forever

Slashdot сообщает о выходе очередного (четвёртого) тома Кнутовского "Art of Computer Programming". Народ вовсю веселится:

"It's a pleasure to meet you, Professor Knuth," Steve [Jobs] said. "I've read all of your books."
"You're full of shit," Knuth responded

Richard M. Stallman, Linus Torvalds, and Donald E. Knuth engage in a discussion on whose impact on Computer Science was the greatest.
Stallman: "God told me I have programmed the best editor in the world!"
Torvalds: "Well, God told *me* that I have programmed the best operating system in the world!"
Knuth: "Wait, wait - I never said that."

Dear Knuth,
After Vol. 4 are you going to do some "prequels?" So 1-4 are actually, say, 3-6, and then the new Vols. 1 and 2 include new special effects capable only in LaTeX2e?
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