History of Computing Industry Books

Last updated: January 3, 2012
  1. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
    1. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick Published: March 1, 2011 Score: 6.8
  2. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
    2. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh Published: August 29, 2000 Score: 5.86
  3. iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way
    3. iWoz: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Along the Way by Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith and Patrick Lawlor Published: December 1, 2006 Score: 5.56
  4. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
    4. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond by Gene Kranz and Danny Campbell Published: August 30, 2011 Score: 5.54
  5. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
    5. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground by Kevin Poulsen Published: February 22, 2011 Score: 3.07
  6. The Difference Engine
    6. The Difference Engine by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling and Simon Vance Published: November 6, 2010 Score: 2.64
  7. E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
    7. E=mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis and Simon Singh Published: May 26, 2009 Score: 2.03
  8. Founders at Work
    8. Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston Published: January 1, 2001 Score: 1.97
  9. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
    9. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis Published: January 8, 2001 Score: 1.94
  10. Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made
    10. Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made by Andy Hertzfeld Published: October 21, 2011 Score: 1.88
  11. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter (Vintage)
    11. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter (Vintage) by Tom Bissell Published: June 14, 2011 Score: 1.84
  12. The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
    12. The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr Published: January 19, 2009 Score: 1.65
  13. Worm: The First Digital World War
    13. Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden Published: September 27, 2011 Score: 1.33
  14. Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
    14. Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics by Nathan Yau Published: July 20, 2011 Score: 1.26
  15. The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon--The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World
    15. The Ultimate History of Video Games: From Pong to Pokemon--The Story Behind the Craze That Touched Our Lives and Changed the World by Steven L. Kent Published: October 2, 2001 Score: 1.21
  16. All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture
    16. All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture by Harold Goldberg Published: April 5, 2011 Score: 1.02
  17. The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia
    17. The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia by Tim Tzouliadis Published: June 30, 2009 Score: 0.9
  18. Islam: The Religion and the People
    18. Islam: The Religion and the People by Buntzie Ellis Churchill and Bernard Ellis Lewis Published: August 19, 2008 Score: 0.74
  19. The Soul of A New Machine
    19. The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder Published: June 1, 2000 Score: 0.66
  20. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition
    20. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition by Steven Levy Published: May 27, 2010 Score: 0.65
  21. Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers
    21. Call of Duty: My Life Before, During and After the Band of Brothers by Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton and Marcus Brotherton Published: May 5, 2009 Score: 0.59
  22. Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc.
    22. Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc. by Owen W. Linzmayer Published: May 8, 1999 Score: 0.58
  23. The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century
    23. The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg Published: May 1, 2002 Score: 0.55
  24. A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony
    24. A Geek in Japan: Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony by Héctor García Published: June 10, 2011 Score: 0.3

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