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Crystalline

December 23rd:

Hi, my name’s Mike Hoye, and I worked until recently for TVOntario.

I understand, that as per http://www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu/~knuth/help.html you are looking for one Janet K. Webb, and with a bit of effort I’ve managed to track her down.

Her current mailing address is:

Janet K. Webb
—-redacted—-
—-redacted—-

I understand that Mr. Knuth doesn’t receive these messages directly, but if you could pass on my thanks for his work I would be grateful.

Take care, and happy holidays.


Mike Hoye

Today:

Dear Mike, Many thanks for sending Janet Webb’s address. (Her name
wasn’t on my page “help.html” but rather on “address.html“, since
I wanted to reward her for reporting an error in The Art of Computer
Programming. Now I’ll be able to put her name on my page “boss.html“.)

Best wishes for 2009! — Don Knuth

I feel like a twelve-year-old girl at a boy-band concert. I can’t decide whether to scream or pass out.

I believe I am now going to buy one of these shirts.

4 Comments

  1. memeboy
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Mike, that is super nice… I was sure we’d hear about this tale coming to completion, but this is much sooner than I had anticipated. Cheers!

  2. Zeynep
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Heh. Congratulations!

  3. Mike Hoye
    Posted January 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks!

  4. Kaitlin
    Posted January 8, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    How very exciting. As an aside, I really like that photo!