30 October 2008

No more Knuth checks

Donald Knuth is no longer giving reward checks for those who find errors in his books. Apparently people have been stealing his banking information and he's had to close some checking accounts. He's maintaining a web page with the amount of rewards people would receive, which is basically as good, because nobody was cashing the checks anyway. And perhaps it's better, because now everybody in the world can see that you found a bug in one of Knuth's books! If you just had a framed check on your wall, only the people you invited in could see it.

1 comment:

Sean Henderson said...

I found an error in the first link. Too bad there's not more checks...not that it's one of his books anyway, but still