Four pages from a Knuth interview by Edgar Daylight

A 2013 book consisting primarily and interview of Donald Knuth by Edgar Daylight includes a short chapter on historiography in which Knuth succinctly states his point of view about history writing. Those pages are reproduced here with permission of the publisher. The citation for the book is: Donald E. Knuth and Edgar G. Daylight, The Essential Knuth, Lonely Scholar Scientific Books, 2013. It is available from on-line bookstores such as Amazon.

This web page has to do with a discussion within the computing history community of Martin Campbell-Kelly's view of computing history writing and Knuth's view, were Campbell's original statement of position and his response to Knuth's thinking were published in the Annals. To see other auxiliary material to the Annals, click here.