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The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
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Forty-five years later, and were still in the programming tar pit - although thankfully with a few more implements of creative destruction than Brooks and his team had at IBM building OS/360 in the 1970s. Aspects of this book are woefully dated, but ...more
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The New New Thing by Michael   Lewis
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Lewis and Clark cross the Atlantic, this time using Clarks automated sailboat powered by 25 Silicon Graphics computer workstations and a million lines of C++. Things dont quite go as planned, and yet that feels right on target for Jim Clark and his ...more
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Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
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Frankensteins human-dog monster as a lovable crime-fighter, feline cloning experiments gone awry, and a bionic reanimated fish with evil psychokinetic powers - all framed within a redemptive retelling of A Tale of Two Cities. The Flip-O-Ramas and ...more
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The New New Thing by Michael   Lewis
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Lewis and Clark cross the Atlantic, this time using Clarks automated sailboat powered by 25 Silicon Graphics computer workstations and a million lines of C++. Things dont quite go as planned, and yet that feels right on target for Jim Clark and his ...more
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Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
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A gripping origin tale of a man with a dogs head sewn to his body who fights crime and likes to do other dog stuff, too. Filled with super cute illustrations of hot dogs that come to life and try to take over the world. And how could I almost forget ...more
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On Writing by Stephen King
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Meditations on recovery, writing, and growin up. Strunk and White and monsters. And I even loved the ending. ...more
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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Lyra and her daemon go on an adventure. Witches, steampunk, magical devices, heretical unorthodoxy, talking armored bears, Texans, daemons - all your favorites are here. Ill reread this book forever. ...more
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Hard Drive by James Wallace
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A portrait of wunderkind Bill Gates, written in the early 1990s, when Gates and his Microsoft stand on the peak that may become a precipice. Fascinating to learn about the origins and evolutions of Microsoft BASIC, MS-DOS, Windows, Excel, Word, and ...more
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Mindstorms by Seymour Papert
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Mindstorms blew my mind. He clearly outlines my exact frustrations with learning math in school, and demonstrates how learning (exploring, discovery, debugging, playing) with computers can restore the natural way of learning that early children ...more
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The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
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The last whiskey priest is on the run from a relentless Javert-like police lieutenant who is hell-bent on ridding Mexico of Catholicism. Except our priest is no saint. Or is he?
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