I frequently say that I am grateful to have grown up before the public Internet began to shape and mold human beings and human interaction. And I sometimes wonder if the Internet is a terrible thing to have happened. Not its original vision, but as it’s came to be. Probably.
Anyway, I read books, and I use libraries. I worked in a library at college. If I have the choice, I never choose an ebook over a book (and I try to order local or directly from the publisher). And so I thought, why not compile a list of my favorite computer books?
The books that make this list satisfy two criteria:
- I continue to reread and refer to them.
- Or, I did at one point in my career.
It’s a small list, as favorites can be, and I may add to it in time.
Data Structures and Algorithms
- Hacking: the Art of Exploitation
- The C Programming Language
- Writing an Interpreter in Go