50 Books For Geeks

As most of you don’t know, I currently pay the bills by working as a software developer. (Who I do that for is irrelevant to this post.) And as a software developer, I am subscribed to a variety of Tech blogs and email newsletters. One of those is InsideTech (well, I think I got subscribed to it when I signed up for Monster.com anyway), and few weeks back they published an article titled “50 Books Every Geek Should Read”. I found the list of books interesting and decided to see how many of them I had read and pick five to read in the next year. I’m not going to give you the whole list from the original article here as I think it is worth a read, but I will list the ones I have read and those I plan to read in the next year.

The books I have read listed in 50 Books Every Geek Should Read are:

Neuromancer by William Gibson
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
1984 by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte
Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell
Getting Things Done by David Allen

The five books I plan to read in the next year or so, that are listed in 50 Books Every Geek Should Read are:

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
iCon by Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon
Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond

So, how many books have you read from the list in 50 Books Every Geek Should Read are there any you think you might like to read?

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