Wow ! Your post is full of amusing self-references. Let me me point them out for the "unwashed masses" that have now come to populate this very site, Slasdot.
What a misleading title, it is not even in the same continent as the article.
I mean, having a title as benign as "You're Doing It Wrong", what could go wrong, indeed. I mean, people and their hyperboles!
A large number of people obviously didn't read the actual article.
You're new here, aren't you?
And I guess Knuth has quite a fanboi community on slashdot. I wonder if he really appreciates that ?
Yeah, the grapevine has it that he's become complacent, reveling in fan adoration, procrastination, undecision and maybe various drug abuse (but what will not old age excuse?), leaving him unable to finish or abandon his major opus that he began more than forty years ago... Maybe he needs counsel about what to do from Brian Wilson, or maybe some coder luminary?
Some of those who did read the article, does not seem to know the difference between a binary heap and a binary tree, and even the pretty strong clue to the difference in the text, did not make them go check wikipedia.
I know of someone else who could have checked Wikipedia about cache-aware/oblivious algorithms...
10 out of 10 for selfesteem, but 0 out of 10 for clue.
I have a feeling your own self-esteem goes up to eleven.
Those who think CS should be unsullied by actual computers should make sure to note this belief on their resume. (Trust me, everybody you send your resume to will appreciate that.)
And what about those who thinks they can shoot from the hip computer scientists without spending half on a hour researching prior art in their favourite search engine? Especially when said research matter has been opened for at least a decade, is taught in the Introduction of Algorithms course (as "advanced subject") at the very unconspicuous, fly-by-night operation known as "MIT" (I mean, academic institutions located in a "Cambridge" city in the USA? So obviously a scam to part the gullible students from their tuition money!), and even referenced in the eponymous text book (3rd ed. at least), also very unconspicuous. And I'm not going to google it for you, I'm sure you can learn to do it yourself.
Not one comment rises to a level where I feel a need to answer it specifically.
Particularly the ones showing you wrong or not as original you think you are.
Sic transit gloria mundi...
At least you seem to be getting better at latin citations... True, it's not that difficult with this newfangled IntraWebs. You should try it sometimes.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm just having a bit of bad fun here. Abyssus abyssum invocat, I guess.
Nevertheless, I have to say that you've deservedly gained your status as a hero coder, whereas I'm a nobody from the IntraWebs, and even I can tell that your article is interesting and informative.
But you sure have a way to come across as an overly obnoxious guy with a chip on his shoulder, and not as a guy who could have a paper accepted in a peer-reviewed publication. And one wonders when hero coders get a bad rap...
YMMV, some restrictions apply, and all that jazz.