Have read it, have studied it, am most inspired by it. If all programmers would read this there would be better code in the world. Knowing this book you can make the almost impossible happen, harness the true potential of the computing machines. If you grew up around great scientific and engineering minds that makes it easier to read this book in one sitting, but everyone who wants to become a creator of the digital future, everyone who truly wants to be in control of our fate should read this book. How do you become a great programmer? At some time read this book, even if it takes you many tries to get through it. I had programmed for ten years when I read this book, and I have programmed more than ten years since, and this possibly was the most influential book of the trade. This should not become outdated in many decades. What are you waiting for, order it!