Computer History Books that are Worth Reading


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Rusty gave a really good talk about a great subject. I've long thought that the history of CS should be taught in school alongside the algorithms themselves. Then the young whipper-snappers could better appreciate the tech that came before, and then maybe they'd stop re-inventing cloud-versions of everything that already existed!

Rusty was able to persuade the audience why each of these books deserved its place on the list through an explanation of the slice of history it covered and one or two interesting stories contained therein. Very enjoyable.

I came into this talk about midway through - is the complete list of books available somewhere online?