On Not Tweeting

Someone has to not be tweeting all the time, someone has to be thinking about things which need a long attention span and trying to organise material and build up strong foundations instead of rushing off across the frontier. It takes a long time to put out something that has the right style; I have to really think about it and if I’m going to do it right I have to spend a lot of time focussed on it.

Donald Knuth

2 responses to “On Not Tweeting

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  2. This is a marvelous Knuth post. I interviewed him for a podcast a bit over a year ago, and he’s wonderfully articulate and insightful. I’ve always particularly liked his work on literate programming.

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