The text of this book is completely lost---the fragments above are all that survive. However, there is no question of its authorship; Knuth's creation (or at least popularization) of O-notation is attested in many sources.
Commercial records indicate that The Story of O was all the reage in Knuth's day, selling ten times more copies than his other books combined.
NOTE TO THOSE WHO CAME HERE SEARCHING FOR "STORY OF O": You have reached part of a satire on computer scientist Donald Knuth. There is nothing about BDSM here; this page is wordplay on certain mathematical use of the letter O. Sorry to have wasted your time. You'll have better luck here.
NOTE TO EVERYONE ELSE: I added the above after noticing that most of the hits on Knuth 3:16 start as Google searches for "Story of O". Let me also share with you an interesting fact: Of those who find the first page of this satire, a shockingly high percentage (yourself included?) immediately click on "The Story of O", skipping the other books. What do you think it means?
And now, on with our story.
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