Adventures in the library2 October, 2008
My inter-library loan arrived, so I strolled over to collect it. I was slightly disappointed to discover that my book on Software Visualization has a remarkably plain and boring cover, considering its subject matter. It could have had UML poetry, or something. Still, 11 out of 14 chapters look good and relevant, so that should keep me busy.
I browsed tomes by Knuth while I was there, in a ‘I really should read this properly someday’ kind of way, and this caught my eye:
I wonder if this mathematically-generated aesthetic idea applies to engineering diagrams like UML or circuit diagrams, or if they are clearer with perfectly straight lines. What ‘certain contexts’ is he alluding to? The referenced article doesn’t shed much light on it. Any ideas?
I also looked around, in a nonchalant I’m-not-causing-trouble-honest style, for the legendary 2.5th floor of the library, but all the likely looking doors to it are (allegedly) alarmed.