Sheet, Correspondence of Jim Reeds


In February of 2006, computer scientist Jim Reeds of Princeton, New Jersey, sent Stanford professor emeritus of computer science Donald Knuth two electronic messages pointing out flaws in the third edition of the second volume Knuth's book The Art of Computer Programming. As was his custom, Knuth printed out the messages and penciled in his comments. Knuth found one error sufficiently significant to award Reeds a check for 32 cents. He mailed the printouts of the messages with the check to Reeds in Princeton. These materials constitute object 2012.0251.01. Reeds drafted a reply to Knuth on another printout of one of his messages. This consitutes 2012.0251.02. According to Reeds, this message was not sent.

For related materials, see 2012.0251.01.

Date Made: 2006

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Princeton

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Credit Line: Gift of Jim Reeds

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2012.0251.02Catalog Number: 2012.0251.02Accession Number: 2012.0251

Object Name: sheet

Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 21.5 cm x 28 cm; 1/32 in x 8 15/32 in x 11 1/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1434192

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