[Noisebridge-discuss] Book donations?
jim at well.com
Fri Apr 6 09:12:19 PDT 2012
I'll be glad to see what books you donate.
I hope you'll be careful in considering what
old books to weed out: In general, older books
on technologies fit in two classes:
* old me-too books that walk readers through how
to use some technology. A few of these are worth
while because they're well-written. An especially
good example is Van Wolverton's Running MS-DOS,
which exemplifies good technical documentation and
is still valid for those who want to learn the
Windows command line or MS-DOS implementations of
such things as CNC milling and some embedded systems.
* old books that present fundamentals of technology
that are not available in new books. K and R ANSI C.
C Puzzle Book, anything by Edgar Codd or C. J. Date....
Also consider the publisher: Prentice-Hall and Addison
Wesley are two big publishers with notably high
quality titles. There are a few small publishers
that have released seminal books.
On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 00:54 -0700, Neil Kandalgaonkar wrote:
> I am getting transitioning to a mostly-digital library. My paper books
> need a home.
> I'm eliminating the weaker or older books. The following books all have
> a lot of timeless wisdom, or are recent and interesting.
> Is it ok to just drop them in the library area of NB, or are there
> already too many?
> Alternatively, I can donate them to a single individual on this list.
> Programming Erlang Armstrong new
> Mastering Regular Expressions Jeffrey Friedl timeless
> Mythical Man Month 20th Anniversary edition Fred Brooks timeless
> PeopleWare Tom DeMarco old/classic
> Structure & Interpretation of Computer Programs Abelson & Sussman timeless
> The Practice of Programming Kernighan & Pike newish/classic
> Coders at Work Peter Seibel new/timeless
> Common as Air Lewis Hyde new/classic
> Higher Order Perl Mark-Jason Dominus old/classic
> Oracle Design David Ensor & Ian Stevenson old
> Real World Haskell O'Sullivan, Goerzen & Stewart new
> The Art of Capacity Planning John Allspaw new
> The C Programming Language Kernighan & Ritchie timeless
> The Official OpenGL Library OpenGL ARB old/classic
> The Wealth of Networks Jochai Benkler new/classic
> Unix Systems Programing for SVR4 David A. Curry old
> Working Effectively With Legacy Code Feathers newish/classic
> Neil Kandalgaonkar <neilk at brevity.org>
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