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Books about the history of computing or about the current state in a serious or humoristic way.

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Chock full of Rye & humor too. Definately food for the funny side of the brain. In a word, "Twisted." Classic Jenz.
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A description of the ideas and design philosophies behind Unix and why it is so popular nowadays in it's various forms. A good read for any novice or experienced Unix user.
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Bruce Sterling writes about the big law enforcement operations in the 1990s against the at that time active hacker-groups. It is interesting to re-read this book years later. Seeing what has changed in technology, and seeing that law enforcement has learned things about new technologies. Bruce describes very well what happened, from all sides (he interviewed the hackers, the cops involved, the lawyers and activists that stood up and other people). He admits at a certain point in the book that he has switched from being an observer to being actively involved.
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A good book on the history of the Internet by an author who can give a very nice presentation on the subject of that history.
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