Compliments from the Philips Research Laboratory in Brussels:
- Dominique de Walefffe
- Pascal Gribomont
- André Rifaut
- Dominique Roelants
betreft: Important Request
hierbij een Brabantsch Gebakkraam van een welbekend kunstenaar. Ik hoop nog vele EWD's te zullen lezen en wens je nog vele vruchtbare jaren toe! Geef ook Ria onze hartelijke groeten.
Dear prof. Dijkstra,
I am spending my winter-holiday in a small cabin in the middle of Lapland. Days go in skiing, but in the evenings I have ample time to the latest EWD's (992–1000) which arrived already in late February. My normal working days are nowadays so full of all sorts off "duties", that interesting things have to be postponed to holidays. Anyway, I am enjoying EWD-series very much and eagerly waiting for the next thousand.
Dr. Gerald Futschek from the Techn. Univ. Wien sent his regards to Dijkstra:
Dear Prof. Dijkstra,
I read EWD 1000. Prof Seegmuller Leibniz Rechenzentrum in Munich send [sic] nearly all EWD's since Nr. 878 to me. They are very interesting for me, and a very important work in Computer Science. Congratulations!
P.S. I was participant of Marktoberdorf Summerschool in 1981 and 1984.
Dijkstra received a handwritten letter in Dutch from his nephew S. Doaitse Swierstra. It is interesting to note that, in his letter, Swierstra anticipated that a historian of science or a biologist would study the extent of Dijkstra's influence in terms of his EWDs.
A short letter from Keith Marzullo to Dijkstra:
I've been recieving copies of EWD since last August when I joined the Cornell CS Faculty as an assistant professor. Before that, I used to browse the copies of my advisor Susan Owicki.
Congratulations from Luboi Brim, from Brno.
Congratulations from Huub Schols, from Eindhoven.
Congratulations from a Norwegian researcher, studying in Oxford.
Here are four more post cards, selected randomly from Dijkstra's collection. They were written by
- Alain from France.
- Netty van Gasteren from the Netherlands.
- Jo Ebergen from the Mathematical Centre in Amsterdam.
- Martin from the California Institute of Technology.
All four authors congratulated Dijkstra for his one thousandth EWD.
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