Speaking of Knuth.. TAOCP is also mentioned in American Scientist’s 100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science. The list dates from Nov/Dec 1999. It would be nice to manage reading through this list in a lifetime. Currently, I’m re-reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time. I wonder though, how much has been changed in this very important field since 1988? IIRC, there were a couple of breakthroughs recently.