[linux-elitists] 32 essential computer books?

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Thu Dec 18 13:52:20 PST 2003


on Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 08:15:50PM -0700, Jonathan Corbet (corbet-elite@lwn.net) wrote:
> > So what would be the top 32 books to send them?
> 
> My first level cache for books - the ones I can reach without even moving
> my chair - includes:
> 
> 	- Python Essential Reference - Ascher
> 	- Understanding the Linux Kernel - Bovet and Cesati
> 	- Linux Administration - Nemeth et al
> 	- HTML the Definitive Guide - Musciano and Kennedy
> 	- DocBook - Walsh and Muellner
> 	- Linux Device Drivers 2 - Rubini and some other bozo
> 
> But if there's one thing I'd add to the lists that have gone around so far,
> it is:
> 
> 	- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information - Tufte
> 
> Also throw in a copy of "Snow Crash" for the hell of it.

YT says _Diamond Age_.  Or _Cryptonomicon_.  About 1/3 through
_Quicksilver_ ATM.

What I'd give for a date with Nell or America.


Peace.

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