02008-12-23 | Computer, Internet | 2 comments

Knuth versus Email
I have been a happy man ever since January 1, 1990, when I no longer had an email address. I’d used email since about 1975, and it seems to me that 15 years of email is plenty for one lifetime.


`I don’t even have an e-mail address. I have reached an age where my main purpose is not to receive messages.’ — Umberto Eco, quoted in the New Yorker
(Via Beyond the Beyond)


  1. Tia Palumbo

    Thank you, dear Ottmar, for being a soothing presence during Scrabble games over the years with my mother, father, and brother- probably the only times I can recall sitting at a table with my parents and not feeling anxious. Hearing the tracks from Barcelona Nights evokes a sense of happy nostalgia for which I am most grateful. Hope you are most well. TP, Montreal.

  2. Sandi Perlman

    Hey Ottmar.
    It was a great concert at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. I hope you didn’t think I was serious when, at the end, I commented that you and your bass player made it look so easy and that I hated you for it. I don’t. I do. Haha. Great music !!! Thank you!! I hear your music in my head.


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