I love this!
For the alt-text, I'm sure I know why the comic took so long.
The compilation returned loads of errors and debugging took up some time. :p
For people who don't know TeX, this may help:
Don't know if I get it right, but I guess it's like "too large to fit in the margin" in Latex-style?
Ah, just found the second answer.
Opened the page, saw Knuth's name on a tombstone, freaked out, went to his Wikipedia article, saw that he was still alive, heaved a sigh of relief, came back, and read the full comic.
I did exactly the same thing! Mike, you should put a disclaimer!
helo. Same here.
Evidently, he did listen and added the disclaimer.
first 2013 comic!!!!!!! *dances*
psi is right!
Wow. I was really upset about how old monsieur Knuth was half a year ago, so I have already written an obituary for him. He is my favourite scientist. He is the one who changed my life 2 years ago.
The text does not adequately depict a badness of 10000.
You should have part of the text overhanging the tombstone.
| Here lieth the gret-and-mighty-|one
| Donald Knuth |
| Overfull \hbox (badness 10000) |