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Donand Knuth writes to Condoleezza Rice

Donald Knuth, the perfectionist computer science professor and author, writes to his former Stanford boss, Condi Rice, on the subject of the war on terror. The content of the letter isn’t particularly interesting, but the fact that reasonable, otherwise occupied people find themselves in Knuth’s state of mind, is.


  1. The amazing thing is he wrote that in Sept. 2002.

  2. That’s what happens when you link to things you see on other blogs and assume that they’re current. I really try to avoid that.

  3. Actually I think it makes it even more timely and poignant.

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