Knuth stops writing checks

For years Donald Knuth would write checks for $2.56 (one hexidecimal dollar) to anyone who found an error in one of his books. Needless to say, most of these checks went uncashed. Unfortunately, he has decided to stop writing these checks. On his website he writes: due to an unfixable security flaw in the way…

Princeton University Press blog

A few days ago I discovered that Princeton University Press, publisher of my book, has created a blog. I’ve been enjoying reading the posts and watching/listening to┬áthe media, such as my editor Vickie Kearn’s interview of Andrew Gelman, who asks “What’s the matter with Connecticut?”