STORIES ABOUT THE B5000 AND PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE By Richard Waychoff [PDF of scanned document], or Text Version. [Via]. [more inside]
In the main link in griphus' post this morning, there was this little aside: "In 1957...a physics student named Don Knuth built a program for the IBM 650 to help the 1958 Case Institute of Technology basketball team win the league championship." Yes, THAT Don Knuth. Here's a young Don with the team and the IBM 650 (capable of making 50,000 calculations a minute!), and here he is talking about it. [more inside]
In the autumn of 1999 Donald Knuth gave a series of lectures at MIT on God and Computers. You can watch[realplayer] and listen[mp3] to them here (Warning: this is over ten hours of material).
Salon has a great article today on Donald E. Knuth, the don of computer programming and author of The Art of Computer Programming.