|The complexity of songs
||[Oct. 7th, 2005|05:33 pm]
Knuth's The complexity of songs is absoulutely hilarious (ACM link requires subscription, free mirror).
Here's a sample:
The coefficient of sqrt(n) was further improved by a Scottish farmer named O. Macdonald, whose construction appears in Lemma 2.The construction in question, of course, being "Old MacDonald had a farm" :-)