Stanford U Professor Finds “It Is No Longer Safe To Write Personal Checks,” Creates Fictional Bank For Bragging Rights.

Donald Knuth has an unusual way of finding errors in his book, The Art of Computer Programming.  He sends checks to people who point out errors, be they typographical or otherwise.  Those checks, though, are rarely cashed.  One reason may be that they’re for $2.56, making them worthless to cash them.  That figure’s not a […] read more