Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.Donald Knuth
I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics but I trust my family jewels only to Linux.Donald Knuth
I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science.Donald Knuth
Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.Donald Knuth
People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones.Donald Knuth
People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.Donald Knuth
Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.Donald Knuth
is a famous American computer scientist and author,
who was born on
January 10, 1938. As a person born on this date, Donald Knuth is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (January 10) and the 47th most popular for the year (1938).
People born on January 10
fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat.
Donald Knuth is the 643rd most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Donald Knuth's birthday, Donald Knuth is the 4535th most famous American and ranks 26th in famous people born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
In general, Donald Knuth ranks as the 8408th
most popular famous person of all time.
“The Famous Birthdays” catalogs over 25,000 famous people, everyone from actors to singers to scientists to serial killers and more. If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why. You can search by birthday, birthplace, claim to fame or any other information by typing in the search box, or simply browse our site by selecting the month, the day, the horoscope, or any other clickable option.
Learn about famous persons' keys to fame, discover interesting trivia and find out where they rank on several types of charts. Use it as fun information for a birthday party or a game at another type of celebration. Start a scrapbook of everyone born on your birthday or give a gift of a scrapbook of everyone born on a loved one's birthday. Take a look at the currently trending celebrities, the most popular birthdays for a specific day or jump to a random or recently added celebrity's page if you're not looking for anything specific.