Recommended computer science reading
Cornell's computer science faculty recommends the following books to Cornell alumni:
A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing. Baase, Sara. 1997.
Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date. Cringely, Robert X. 1992.
Alan Turing: The Enigma. Hodges, Andrew. 1983.
Being Digital. Negroponte, Nicholas. 1995. 1st ed.
Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing. Denning, Peter J., and Metcalfe, Robert M. 1997.
Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age. Riordan, Michael, and Hoddeson, Lillian. 1997. 1st ed.
I, Robot. Asimov, Isaac. 1963.
Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything. Levy, Steven. 1994.
Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Technology. Gelernter, David H. 1997. 1st ed.
Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology. Gilder, George F. 1989.
Minds, Brains, and Science. Searle, John R. 1984.
Neuromancer. Gibson, William. 1984.
Out of Their Minds: The Lives and Discoveries of 15 Great Computer Scientists. Shasha, Dennis E., and Lazere, Cathy A. 1995.
Show-Stopper! The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft. Zachary, G. P. 1994.
Snow Crash. Stephenson, Neal. 1992.
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. Abelson, Harold, Sussman, Gerald J., and Sussman, Julie. 2nd ed. 1996.
The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage. Stoll, Clifford. 1989. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday.
The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. Wiener, Norbert. 1954. 2nd ed. Rev. ed.
The Little Schemer. Friedman, Daniel P., et al. 1996. 4th ed.
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering. Brooks, Frederick P. 1995. Anniversary ed.
The Soul of a New Machine. Kidder, Tracy. 1981. 1st ed.