Cogley: What’s the matter? Don’t you like books?
Kirk: Oh, I like them fine, but a computer takes less space.
Cogley: A computer, huh? I got one of these in my office. Contains all the precedents, a synthesis of all the great legal decisions written throughout time. I never use it.
Kirk: Why not?
Cogley: I’ve got my own system. Books, young man, books.
- A Mathemetician Reads the Newspaper
John Allen Paulos, 1995
- Effective Java
Joshua Bloch, 2010
- Extreme Brewing
Sam Calagione, 2006
- Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry – and Made Himself the Richest Man in America
Stephen Manes, Paul Andrews, 1994
- Groovy In Action
Dierk König, 2007
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert Cialdini, 1993 (original copyright 1984)
- In Search of Stupidity
Merrill Chapman, 2003 (The 2003 edition is the good one. If you can’t get it, buy the 2006 edition, then rip out chapters twelve and on.)
- Java Puzzlers
Joshua Bloch, Neal Gafter, 2007
- Liar’s Poker
Michael Lewis, 1990
- Leave It to Psmith
PG Wodehouse, 2005 (original copyright 1924)
- The Accidental Investment Banker
Jonathan Knee, 2007
- The Big Short
Micheal Lewis, 2011
- The Design of Everyday Things
Donald Norman, 2002 (original copyright 1988)
- The Logic of Life
Tim Harford, 2009
- The Non-Designer’s Design Book
Robin Williams, 1994
- The Productive Programmer
Neal Ford, 2008
- The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
Tim Harford, 2013
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Edward Tufte, 2013 (original copyright 2001)
- Where Are the Customers’ Yachts?
Fred Schwed, 2006 (original copyright 1940)
I’ve listed dates of the printing that I own.