By Donald E. Knuth
Approximately 30 years in the past, John Horton Conway brought a brand new method to build numbers. Donald E. Knuth, in appreciation of this progressive procedure, took every week off from paintings at the artwork of laptop Programming to put in writing an advent to Conway's procedure. by no means content material with the standard, Knuth wrote this creation as a piece of fiction-a novelette. If no longer a steamy romance, the e-book still indicates how a tender couple became directly to natural arithmetic and located overall happiness.
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