19 books on the list
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I give this book five stars. – source
Discover the hidden systems that keep a modern city alive with The Works: Anatomy of a City. From the technologies that power our homes to the people that maintain them, this innovative book uses stunning graphics and clear text to answer all of your burning questions. Explore the intricacies of everything from garbage disposal to traffic lights, and learn fascinating facts about the most iconic structures of New York City. But, the relevance of The Works goes beyond New York, as the systems that it lays bare are essential for any big city to function. This is a must-read for anyone curious about the mechanics of urban life!
@conways_law @ruthmalan @yvonnezlam This is a fun book: – source
Mr. Wizard's Science Secrets (Classic Reprint)
Discover the secrets of science with an engaging and educational classic reprint. Explore the world around you with a new perspective and learn about the importance of air, among other fascinating topics. Perfect for anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge and appreciation for science.
One of my favorite books as a child – source
Abstracting Away the Machine
The History of the FORTRAN Programming Language (FORmula TRANslation)
@TechnoPhobe01 An excellent book – source
The Living Brain
Discover the fascinating history and clinical applications of the EEG machine in The Living Brain. W. Grey Walter delves into the rhythmic patterns of personality revealed in different "brain prints," shedding light on issues like memory, sleep, genius, and even crime. With minimal speculation and engaging examples, this landmark book is a must-read for anyone interested in the latest advances in human knowledge.
@anilkseth This is one of the books that inspired to get me into computing I first read it when I was 10 or 11, having found it in the Amarillo public library. – source
Ten Ways to Stop Buying Books Like This
A Guidebook for the Intense
This book is geared towards intense individuals who sometimes feel like life is too much to handle. Written by a computer programmer, not a health practitioner, it is not intended for those with a disorder. The author shares a simple explanation of how the mind works and a foolproof recipe for managing excess energy. Get ready to channel emotional pain productively and live like a Warrior Monk. A roadmap to fighting dragons and reaching your destiny awaits.
@andjaeun @DocDre I have a book to recommend. – source
Experience a provocative blend of speculation and science as one of the world's leading AI experts and a celebrated novelist navigate the question of how artificial intelligence will shape our world in the next two decades. From ubiquitous AI, genetic fortune-telling, and fully contactless societies to personalized entertainment that challenges our perception of celebrity, AI 2041 offers gripping narratives and incisive analysis for anyone interested in our collective future. Don't miss out on this thought-provoking exploration of AI's challenges and potential.
Just received my copy of AI 2041; am a couple of chapters in already. Tis a most engaging and thoughtful book. Thank you, @kaifulee! – source
Also recommended byRay Dalio
This autobiography follows Federico Faggin, a tech icon who contributed to shaping the world we know today with his inventions such as the microprocessor and touchscreen. From childhood to his passion for the scientific study of consciousness, Faggin reflects on his four eventful lives, successes and setbacks, discoveries and changes, friends, and foes. Get an inside look at his personal life and the technologies he created, enriched with anecdotes and insights. Discover the man behind the revolutionary inventions.
A marvelous book by @fedefaggin – source
The Alignment Problem
Machine Learning and Human Values
Explore the potential risks of machine learning and AI systems in "The Alignment Problem." As these systems become increasingly sophisticated, they can make decisions for us, but what happens when they don't align with our goals or expectations? Discover how biases can emerge in these systems, and how the movement to fix them is taking shape. Author Brian Christian takes readers on a journey through the history and current state of machine learning, with a focus on the alignment problem and the ambitious plan to solve it before it's too late. This interdisciplinary work offers an unflinching reckoning with our biases and assumptions, making for a story that's both harrowing and hopeful.
@BruceMctague @brianchristian I have already read it it is an excellent book. – source
Also recommended byMatthew YglesiasGeoffrey Miller
A Philosophy of Software Design
Discover a smart approach to tackling complexity and optimizing your software design process with this insightful book. Learn how to break down complex systems into manageable modules and apply design principles to streamline development. With helpful red flags to detect common design problems, you'll be able to create efficient software quickly and affordably.
@copyconstruct @JohnOusterhout It is a lovely book! – source
Also recommended byAddy Osmani
The Software Architect Elevator by Gregor Hohpe
Monolith to Microservices by Sam Newman
Kubernetes Patterns by Bilgin Ibryam
Smart Spacetime by Mark Burgess
Programmed Inequality by Marie Hicks
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Domain-Driven Design by Eric Evans
How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand