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oldbuzzard · 2016-11-20 · Original thread
Gleick's "The Information" and Dyson's "Turing's Cathedral" would be 2 other good pop sci books on the origins of CS.

lowlygod · 2015-09-04 · Original thread

This is a nice short video about her. And I read a bit more about her in this book:

sitruc · 2015-07-07 · Original thread
To echo everyone; Hackers is a great book. Steven Levy books are both compelling reads and content rich. Crypto and In the plex both have their place as well. I would also say "The Information" by James Gleick. It is a page turner with some neat concepts. Which is not so easy to do.
taylorbuley · 2014-07-09 · Original thread
The embedded short on Claude Shannon is very good and highly reccommended

A good book on the subject is Gleick's The Information

dbarlett · 2013-12-29 · Original thread
Seconding Dream Machine. Three more:

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers

27182818284 · 2013-12-16 · Original thread
The Information A History, A Theory, A Flood. is the book that I wanted to write and then I found out it existed and the author did a better job than I probably could have.

Secrets of a JavaScript Ninja I enjoyed. Nothing that was like "ZOMG!" but it did help me think better about my JS code. Has a new book out I haven't read, yet, but her other books have been great. especially

Then neither a tutorial nor book, but pretty helpful: Bookmarking the comments of people like Paul Graham. Since he usually makes insightful comments on interesting articles, it works as a sorta hackish "Best Of" link

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