75 must-read geek books

The Soul of a New Machine

Imagine what would happen if, when you graduated from college, an engineering firm hired you, coerced you into working excessive overtime, and exploited your naivete about the way the workplace is supposed to function. Author Tracy Kidder witnessed this during his visit to Data General in the 1970s and wrote about it in his book, The Soul of a New Machine. Now, almost 30 years later, the book is still relevant to today's geeks.

This geek book was recommended by TechRepublic member JackOfAllTech in the discussion about Atlas Shrugged.

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