10 Great Tech Books


From the July issue of IEEE Spectrum, below are 10 great general-interest books about technology.
  • The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance by Henry Petroski
  • Mirror Worlds; or, The Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox...How it Will Happen and What it Will Mean by David Gelernter
  • A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
  • The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  • The Codebreakers: The Story of Secret Writing by David Kahn
  • Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
The links to these books on Amazon are listed here