Whilst idly browsing ebay for books like the cheapskate I am , I came across this link
to the top 100 or so scientific book as selected by Scientific American (1999). As usual it made me feel a bit of lightweight... The only one I'd read was Feynman's Surely you're joking
...\* (which I can like, totally recommend) but even better was a link to Donald Knuth's pages at Stanford University - the guy was selling 'The Art of Computer Programming 3 book box set (why? I don't know) But anyway browsing around the site, lead me to this page
where you can watch a streaming video of the man himself talking casually about 'stuff' to the well to do CS students of Palo Alto.
\*Interestingly, I was talking to my friend\*\* bond, who when I asked him why he didn't have a blog replied 'well, if I was doing anything worth blogging about, I'd be too busy doing it and wouldn't have time to blog' Which I think has a certain recursive truth about it, and explains a lot....
\*\*well, I say friend, I actually mean colleague, fellow drunkard/egotist/serial fantasist.
Bond in "Catalog stance"