Donald Knuth Doesn't Use Email

I have been a happy man ever since January 1, 1990, when I no longer had an email address. I'd used email since about 1975, and it seems to me that 15 years of email is plenty for one lifetime.

Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things. What I do takes long hours of studying and uninterruptible concentration. I try to learn certain areas of computer science exhaustively; then I try to digest that knowledge into a form that is accessible to people who don't have time for such study.


It's for people who need to keep on top of things. He needs deep-immersion.

Folksonomies: productivity email

/law, govt and politics/legal issues/legislation/tax laws (0.342230)
/art and entertainment/theatre/theatre awards (0.276304)
/family and parenting/children (0.160576)

Donald Knuth (0.924913 (negative:-0.469906)), email (0.880981 (positive:0.387472)), uninterruptible concentration (0.869602 (negative:-0.486147)), wonderful thing (0.836241 (positive:0.788119)), happy man (0.835380 (positive:0.468235)), certain areas (0.803156 (positive:0.310454)), email address (0.748773 (negative:-0.331388)), things (0.657423 (positive:0.312671)), people (0.653977 (positive:0.147220)), role (0.555189 (positive:0.307129)), plenty (0.508502 (neutral:0.000000)), lifetime (0.507589 (neutral:0.000000)), life (0.482399 (positive:0.788119)), science (0.480597 (positive:0.310454)), knowledge (0.480054 (positive:0.446132)), form (0.479873 (positive:0.446131)), time (0.479270 (positive:0.446132))

Donald Knuth:Person (0.851452 (negative:-0.469906)), computer science:FieldTerminology (0.431735 (positive:0.310454)), 15 years:Quantity (0.431735 (neutral:0.000000))

Donald Knuth (0.921150): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Learning (0.885104): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
E-mail address (0.856026): dbpedia
Science (0.791511): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Study skills (0.788596): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc | yago
Epistemology (0.787553): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Knuth reward check (0.777603): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Knuth–Morris–Pratt algorithm (0.768877): dbpedia | freebase | yago

 Email (let's drop the hyphen)
Personal Communications>Email:  Knuth, Donald (Unknown), Email (let's drop the hyphen), Retrieved on 2014-03-13
  • Source Material []
  • Folksonomies: productivity