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Summer reads: 10 worthy reads for tech lovers

The Circle by Dave Eggers (Knopf, 2013)

The titular "Circle" of Dave Egger's novel refers to (fictional) world's largest and most powerful search engine. Main character Mae lands a job – a company that sounds like whole lot like Google – and starts realizing that she is perhaps not as lucky to work there as she thought.

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6 comments
digital riverrat
digital riverrat

I have another suggestion, but it isn't related to any book to read. Before publishing a piece of content you and your editors should proofread it q helluva lot better than you did this one.

Phera
Phera

Thanks for the list. Have added many of them to my Goodreads list. I'd also suggest Feed by M.T. Anderson.

TRgscratch
TRgscratch

Great list, but, IMHO, if you haven't read "Do Androids" and "I, Robot" and "Cuckoo's Egg" before this, then you've missed something

davelevy@work
davelevy@work

Another oldie but goodie - Po Bronson's "The First 20 Million Is Always the Hardest" first pubilshed before the first do com boom/bust March 1997. Focuses on hardware much like Halt and Catch fire, but software is what eventually frees them.

dfrizen
dfrizen

Add to the list, "Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll