best book in years

Changjune Kim juneaftn at
Fri Sep 5 02:16:50 CEST 2003

"Patrick Useldinger" <p.useldinger at> wrote in message
news:opruzmelopdd8opo at
> Hi All,
> I am going to stay in hospital for a week or so (nothing serious), and am
> trying to find a book or two to read there. As I have not come across
> anything spectacular recently (except Python in a Nutshell), I would like
> to know what *you* consider to be the best book you have read in the last
> few years, about Python or IT in general.
> -Patrick

The Nature of Order series (currently No. 1 is out).

It is a magnum opus. It will change your concept of "(Alexandrian)

"... Book 2 alone is likely to change the whole field of Computer Science
... " --Richard Gabriel, Department of Computer Science, Stanford
University. (Richard's Patterns of Software, which has been openned on the
internet for free a few weeks ago, is also recommended)

With best regards,


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