Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksLibrariesSign In

Dave Winer

Recommended Books

Dave Winer is an American software developer, entrepreneur, and writer who resides in New York City. Winer is noted for his contributions to outliners, scripting, content management, and web services, as well as blogging and podcasting.
8 books on the list
Sort by
Latest Recommendations First
Allow Me to Retort book cover
Allow Me to Retort
A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution
Elie Mystal - 2022-03-01
Goodreads Rating
According to commentator and lawyer Elie Mystal, Republicans are wrong when they tell you the First Amendment allows religious fundamentalists to discriminate against gay people who like cake. They're wrong when they tell you the Second Amendment protects the right to own a private arsenal. They're wrong when they say the death penalty isn't cruel ...
Dave Winer
If you read this book it'll turn your head around.      source
Whole Earth book cover
Whole Earth
The Many Lives of Stewart Brand
John Markoff - 2022-03-22
Goodreads Rating
Told by one of our greatest chroniclers of technology and society, the definitive biography of iconic serial visionary Stewart Brand, from the Merry Pranksters and the generation-defining Whole Earth Catalog to the marriage of environmental consciousness and hacker capitalism and the rise of a new planetary culture--the story behind so many other s...
Dave Winer
I remember reading it at my uncle's house in florida, totally off the grid little geodesic he made himself. i loved the Whole Earth book because it seemed like my uncle. an engineer and hippie. he was another big influence in my eclectic, jumping where my mind wanted to go.      source
Also recommended by
Tim O’ReillyChris Fralic
Microserfs book cover
Douglas Coupland - 1996-01-01 (first published in 1995)
Goodreads Rating
At computer giant Microsoft, Dan, Susan, Abe, Todd and Bug are struggling to get a life in a high-speed high-tech environment. The job may be super cool, the pay may be astronomical, but they're heading nowhere, and however hard they work, however many shares they earn, they're never going to be as rich as Bill. And besides, with all the hours they...
Dave Winer
BTW, the best Silicon Valley novel ever imho was Microserfs. After you read the book, it programs you to think you're *in* the book. Amazing how complete the virtuality was.      source
Breaking Windows book cover
Breaking Windows
How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft
David Bank - 2001-07-31
Goodreads Rating
The year is 1997, and despite the machinations of its rivals, Microsoft is master of the digital universe and the darling of corporate America. Windows and Office generate staggering profits, the company's share price is stratospheric, and Bill Gates is the preeminent icon of the information age. No outsider could guess what Gates knew -- that the ...
Dave Winer
The best book on Microsoft was written by David Bank, and unfortunately almost no one read it because it came out the week of 9/11. But if you want to know what really happened it's authoritative imho.      source
How the South Won the Civil War book cover
How the South Won the Civil War
Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America
Heather Cox Richardson - 2020-04-01
Goodreads Rating
While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and there established a foothold. It was a natural fit. Settlers from ...
Dave Winer
Heather Cox Richardson's book, which I'm just starting, appears to be the history of America that they didn't teach us in school.      source
Klara and the Sun book cover
Klara and the Sun
A novel
Kazuo Ishiguro - 2021-03-02
Goodreads Rating
Klara and the Sun, the first novel by Kazuo Ishiguro since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, tells the story of Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, who, from her place in the store, watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass on the street outside. She remains ho...
Dave Winer
@om I just finished it, loved the book.      source
A People's History of the United States book cover
A People's History of the United States
Howard Zinn - 2005-08-02 (first published in 1980)
Goodreads Rating
"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard FastWith a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out th...
Dave Winer
I started reading People's History of America and it was just what I was looking for. After this, I want to read the equivalent book about the Jews in Europe. I have very little idea what that was about other than it was rough and didn't end well. ;-)      source
The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 1 book cover
The Art of Computer Programming, Vol. 1
Fundamental Algorithms, 3rd Edition
Donald E. Knuth - 1997-07-16 (first published in 1973)
Goodreads Rating
The bible of all fundamental algorithms and the work that taught many of today's software developers most of what they know about computer programming. -Byte, September 1995 I can't begin to tell you how many pleasurable hours of study and recreation they have afforded me! I have pored over them in cars, restaurants, at work, at home... and even at...
Dave Winer
When I was a grad student, Knuth's book on algorithms was our handbook. His "boundary tag method" was the design I used for Frontier's object database.      source
Also recommended by
Max LevchinDez Blanchfield