"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."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Donald Knuth on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Donald Knuth on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Donald Knuth on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Donald Knuth on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Donald Knuth on Golda Meir
"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."
"Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it."
"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."
"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."
"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."