What were the best computer/Internet books of 2000?

Depends on whom you ask. At TechRepublic, we’re asking you, the community. What technology or career books did you find most helpful this year?

E-mail us your choice with a brief explanation of why you thought the book was worthwhile or post your thoughts below. We’ll compile the most popular suggestions in an upcoming article.

To give you some food for thought, we checked the lists of two leading booksellers, Fatbrain and Amazon. Here’s what we found.

Fatbrain’sBest of 2000 books on e-commerce/e-business:

  1. Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy, by Amir Hartman and John Sifonis
  2. Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs, by Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, and Alex Lowy
  3. New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World, by Kevin Kelly
  4. Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, by Bruce Schneier
  5. E-Business: Roadmap for Success, by Ravi Kalakota and Marcia Robinson
  6. The Innovator’s Dilemma, Revised Edition, by Clayton M. Christensen
  7. Now or Never: How Companies Must Change Today to Win the Battle for Internet Consumers, by Mary Modahl
  8. Customers.com: How to Create a Profitable Business Strategy for the Internet and Beyond, by Patricia B. Seybold and R.T. Marshak
  9. B2B Exchanges: The Killer Application in the Business-to-Business Internet Revolution, by Arthur B. Sculley and W. William A. Woods
  10. 10.Living on the Fault Line: Managing for Shareholder Value in the Age of the Internet, by Geoffrey A. Moore

The Best of 2000 books on cyberculture, as picked by Amazon Cyberculture Editor, Rob Lightner:

  1. Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, by Bruce Schneier
  2. The Code Book:The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography, by Simon Singh
  3. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence, by Ray Kurzweil
  4. In the Beginning…Was the Command Line, by Neal Stephenson
  5. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High-Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity, by Alan Cooper
  6. Being Digital, by Nicholas Negroponte
  7. Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho, by Jon Katz
  8. Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation, by Don Tapscott
  9. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet, by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon
  10. High Tech Heretic, by Clifford Stoll