W numerach 7--8 Communications of the ACM jest wywiad z Knuthem (ściśle mówiąc: vol. 51 nos 7--8, 2008). Pierwsza część jest teraz nawet dostępna on-line. Fragment: Then a startup company came to me and said, [...] ``Name your price.'' I said ``Oh, okay, $100,000,'' assuming that this was [outrageous]. The guy didn't blink. He agreed. I didn't blink either. I said, ``I'm not going to do it. I just thought that was an impossible number.'' At that point I made the decision in my life that, I wasn't going to optimize my income.