I’m sure opposing counsel would be willing to stipulate that Don Knuth is cool, but for the record, I’d like to submit the following evidence: Don Knuth is the first result when you search for “Don” on Google.

I found that yesterday via a typo accident, which got me to Googlewandering looking to see who owns other first names.

  • Bob Dylan owns “Bob”, though “Bob The Builder”, Bob Marley and the Church of the Subgenius score well.
  • The British National AIDS Trust owns “Nat”, though our Nat Friedman is now up to third, ahead of Nat Hentoff.
  • If you’re looking for “Fred”, you’ll have to fight your way past the Federal Reserve Economic Data web site.
  • It’s heartening to see that our most holy Mother of Jesus comes in ahead of cosmetics giant Mary Kay. Whatever one’s religious beliefs, that’s a sign of properly ordered priorities.
  • My name seems to be owned by John Bartlett’s Quotations: I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.

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