Friday, May 07, 2010

The coolest citation

[33] DYLAN , Bob. Blonde on blonde, record album produced by Bob Johnston, Columbia Records, New York, March 1966, Columbia C2S 841.

Anyone who touched computer science territory knows Donald Knuth. In addition to being a founder of Complexity theory, he is also the author of the popular -even ubiquitous- Tex academic typesetting environment. He is also known for his professional humour.

His paper on the use of once popular "go to" statements opens up with three quotations. One is a title of one of my favourite Dylan songs. "You will go your way, I'll go mine."

This is by far the coolest citation I've read in a scientific paper.