[OT] Knuth's rewards [Was: Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme]
danielk at aracnet.com
Sat Oct 18 19:40:58 CEST 2003
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 11:11:55 +0100, "John Wilson" <tug at wilson.co.uk>
>David Mertz wrote:
>> Jacek Generowicz <jacek.generowicz at cern.ch> wrote previously:
>>>> Could you afford to pay $327.68 for every bug found in your glorious
>>> Anyone know how Knuth arrives at the amounts he offers ?
>>> (He also offers $2.56 for errors in his books.)
>> Surely you recognize powers of two? :-).
>> The system is really the ultimate in chutzpah. In takes VERY few
>> errors before he goes broke... or, say, if the US treasury were at his
>> disposal, *IT* goes broke.
>I don't think it costs Knuth anything. I was at a talk he gave some years
>ago when he said that nobody ever cashed the checks. Everbody has them
It's got _my_ vote for QOTW ;-)
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