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Even his noise is signal. He is Donald Knuth.

The Art of Computer Programming.




While (probably whimsically) not what the OP meant, I will attest to the accuracy of this recommendation - TAOCP has one of the highest SNRs I've ever seen in a book. For its thousands of pages, this says a lot.


The 50 years writing and editing has been about pairing the text down to what matters. It just turns out that a lot of things matter.




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