Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ten top computer books

Vikram Chandra's first nonfiction book, Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction, Coding Software, came from his own lived experience as novelist and sometimes-programmer.

One of Chandra's top ten computer books, as shared with the Guardian:
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution by Fred Vogelstein

Here, the hackers have grown up and become ruthless corporate overlords. They betray each other, lie, engage in endless battles over the billions of dollars at stake in mobile computing, and "go nuclear" with patent lawsuits. Vogelstein is a veteran journalist who has reported on Silicon Valley for decades, and his patiently cultivated sources reveal the truth behind all those choreographed product presentations that have so beguiled journalists and consumers: "yelling, screaming, backstabbing, dejection, panic and fear".
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Jeffery Deaver's top ten novels featuring the internet or computers.

--Marshal Zeringue