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Selected Writings on Computing: A personal Perspective

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Edsger W. Dijkstra
    Pages 1-14
  3. E. W. Dijkstra, C. S. Scholten
    Pages 15-21
  4. Edsger W. Dijkstra
    Pages 34-35
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    Pages 56-59
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    Pages 60-66
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  13. Edsger
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  28. Edsger W. Dijkstra, C. S. Scholten
    Pages 233-234
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About this book

Introduction

Since the summer of 1973, when I became a Burroughs Research Fellow, my life has been very different from what it had been before. The daily routine changed: instead of going to the University each day, where I used to spend most of my time in the company of others, I now went there only one day a week and was most of the time -that is, when not travelling!- alone in my study. In my solitude, mail and the written word in general became more and more important. The circumstance that my employer and I had the Atlantic Ocean between us was a further incentive to keep a fairly complete record of what I was doing. The public part of that output found its place in what became known as "the EWD series", which can be viewed as a form of scientific correspondence, possible since the advent of the copier. (That same copier makes it hard to estimate its actual distribution: I myself made about two dozen copies of my texts, but their recipients were welcome to act as further nodes of the distribution tree. ) The decision to publish a se1ection from the EWD series in book form was at first highly embarrassing, but as the months went by I got used to the idea. As soon as some guiding principles had been adopted -preferably not published elsewhere, as varied and as representative as possible, etc.

Keywords

Computing Hardware Informatik algorithms computer patterns

Authors and affiliations

  • Edsger W. Dijkstra
    • 1
  1. 1.Burroughs CorporationNuenenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-5695-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-5697-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-5695-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-603X
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