Donald Knuth

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Donald Knuth

(person)
Donald E. Knuth, the author of the TeX document formatting system, Metafont its font-design program and the 3 volume computer science "Bible" of algorithms, "The Art of Computer Programming".

Knuth suggested the name "Backus-Naur Form" and was also involved in the SOL simulation language, and developed the WEB literate programming system.

See also MIX, Turingol.
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The Grace Murray Hopper award is very impressive, particularly given the fact that previous winners include innovators such as Steve Wozniak, Don Knuth and Richard Stallman," said Seth Hallem, co-founder and CEO of Coverity.
Computer scientist Don Knuth realised that none of his incoming mail was any use back in 1990, and gave up using it there and then, having been one of email's earliest users from the mid-1970s.