Philosophical Musings

March 19, 2010

Not the Author’s Fault

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elad Kehat @ 9:20 pm

I just saw this:

It is traditional for the author to magnanimously accept the blame for whatever
deficiencies remain. I don’t. Any errors, deficiencies, or problems in this book are
somebody else’s fault, but I would appreciate knowing about them so as to determine
who is to blame.

(Appears in the preface for Steven S. Skiena, The Algorithm Design Manual, Second Edition)

I never expected a good laugh right at the beginning of a book on algorithms…

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