My favorite books

Computer Science

  • Leonard Kleinrock: Queueing Systems
  • David MacKay: Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms
  • W. Richard Stevens: Unix Network Programming


  • Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
  • George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss
  • Philip K. Dick: Stories, The Dark Haired Girl
  • Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Tom Robbins: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery: The Little Prince
  • Neal Stephenson: Cryptonomicon, The Baroque Cycle, Snow Crash
  • Eiji Yoshikawa: Musashi


  • Karen Armstrong: The Great Transformation
  • Robert Caro: Multi-volume Lyndon Johnson biography
  • Richard Feynman: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • Jon Gertner: The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
  • Michael Hiltzik: Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
  • John Keegan: The Face of Battle
  • Steven Levy: Hackers
  • Robert K. Massie: Dreadnought
  • John McPhee: The Control of Nature
  • Thomas Ricks: The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today
  • Studs Terkel: Working
  • Howard Zinn: A People's History of the United States


  • Lao Tsu: Tao Te Ching


  • Erich Fried
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Arthur Rimbaud


  • C.G. Jung: Aspects of the Feminine, Aspects of the Masculine