Donald Knuth’s diverse achievements lend him demigod status in many circles. His series *The Art of Computer Programming *is admired by theoretical computer scientists, programmers, and hackers alike for its panoramic yet detailed treatment of algorithms. His academic research record is impressive. His TeX typesetting system forms the core of what is likely the most widely used technical typesetting software in the world. Given Knuth’s penchant for the aesthetics of typesetting, his website is perhaps not what one would expect–maybe he has strong sense of irony.
Every year Donald Knuth gives a special seminar on whatever topic he finds interesting. You can view these computer musings and other lecture series here.