London, United Kingdom, January 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- As with all Web of Stories contributors, the 7.5 hours of Knuth's recording are divided into a number of short stories of between two and ten minutes, with a fully searchable transcript. In one of the stories, Knuth talks about why he decided to write The Art of Computer Programming:
“My original motivation for writing it was not only that I liked the idea of writing books, but because I could see a big need for such a book. There was nothing like it.”
Looking back at his original plan for the book he says:
“So we set up a plan… to publish The Art of Computer Programming in seven volumes. And that plan… is still officially there, but three volumes have been in print now for more than 30 years, and I'm working on Volume Four.”
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