“A good designer must rely on experience, on precise, logic thinking, and on pedantic exactness. No magic will do,” Prof. Wirth said. As a university professor, he inspired many young people in understanding science and technology, and above all to create meaningful and enduring technologies themselves. The following interview sought not only to highlight Niklaus Wirth’s contemporary views on the latest technological developments, but also to capture the personality of the computer scientist through and through. Read more.