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Best technology-related, non-fiction books

It appears that most developers really like reading books, but this is a specific ask.

What are the best, technology-related, non-fiction books you've ever read?

To get things started, here's my Top 5:

  • The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder
  • Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon
  • The Cuckoo's Egg by Cliff Stoll
  • Show Stopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft by G. Pascal Zachary
  • Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture by David Kushner

What are your favourites?

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Ben Halpern

Wonderful list Matt, Masters of Doom and Where Wizards Stay Up Late and would recommend both. I'm excited to read the others.

Here are some that come to mind for me:

  • Weaving the Web by Time Berners-Lee (creator of www)
  • The Victorian Internet
  • Ghost in the Wires
  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
  • Flash Boys
  • Alan Turing: The Enigma
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'd not heard of 'Weaving the Web' or 'The Victorian Internet' (both added to my list)

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Okan Aşık

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds

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I'll check that out, thanks