In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

In the Beginning...Was the Command Line - Neal Stephenson If you read one book about technology this year, make sure it's this one.

If you are contemplating buying hardware or software this year, read this first.

If you've ever wondered why computers work the way they do, read this book.

Seriously. This is STILL the most lucid account of how human ingenuity braided it's DNA with capitalism, giving birth to the IT industry as we know it.