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I found them! I actually found them a while a go, but never got around to telling anyone. I figured I'd post it like this so it could be easily saved/shared/reposted without losing context:



It kind of exited me to find out Donald Knuth had actually commented on this (He's math-famous, mostly for writing The Art of Computer Programming and inventing/writing Tex and Metafont).

I thought I also scanned the question and more context for the rock engravings, but I can't find them. If anyone is really interested and unable to access a library with Scientific American archives I would be willing to lend the book again and scan more, although it might be better to have someone with access to a color scanner do it.

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Re: Original sources of image on p.26 and proof on p.62 of the PD
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 12:34:02 pm »
Wow, great find, Sjaako!
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Re: Original sources of image on p.26 and proof on p.62 of the PD
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 05:38:59 pm »
BTW these images are not in the scans of the 3rd edition we have.
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Re: Original sources of image on p.26 and proof on p.62 of the PD
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 12:41:12 am »
Yeah, August 1969 is just shortly before the PD 4th edition was published, so that makes sense.