On the other hand, I also try to build up a basic level of knowledge in areas outside my expertise - e.g. I didn't have a a lot of idea about networking in general (one course at university and my little peer-to-peer home LAN just wasn't not enough, and at work networking has always been outside the scope of my tasks). Severals books later I now have something like a global impression of what it is all about (suffice to say that more practical experience is still missing). Same is true for electronics, image editing, game programming, and so on...
Please click on the image in order to zoom in. Some of those books are also listed here, resp. on my Amazon Listmania Lists.
This reminds me that I have to urge some folks to return the following items:
- Harry, I wonder if you will ever finish reading "The Home Computer Wars: An Insider's Account of Commodore and Jack Tramiel". ;-)
- Tommy, who used to work for Xerox in the mid-80s, which is why he was interested in "Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age" and several books about the history of IBM.
- Christoph, who joined my project-team lately, and has a pile of my .NET books and "Professional SQL Server 2000 Programming" lying on his desk - nevermind Christoph, keep them!
- Wolfgang, who wanted to know "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?".
- Peter, my ally in investigating Apple's share of the "Revolution in The Valley".