After the serious readings for programming, algorithms and software craftsmanship here are some fun readings for our profession.
Entertaining History of Our Profession
- Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition
- Rebel Code: Linux And The Open Source Revolution
- Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
Rick Cook’s Wizardy series is a fantasy series for computer buffs that tells the story of a Silcon Valley hacker who finds himself in a different world where he discovers that magic can be “programmed” and is asked save the world from the “Dark League”. Rick Cook definitely have some familiarity with programming and I found his stories to be a fun read and his computer humor entertaining.