Good books in computer science?

Roy Smith roy at
Sun Jun 14 04:21:07 CEST 2009

In article <mailman.1534.1244926333.8015.python-list at>,
 "Rhodri James" <rhodri at> wrote:

> The Mythical Man-Month (Brooks) is a must.

What's amazing about this book is just how relevant it is today, 35 years 
after it was written.  Some of the technical details have changed (how many 
of us still keep our project notes on microfiche?), but cross out 
"microfiche" and write in "wiki" and what he's saying is just as valid 
today.  It's not about computer science.  It's not really even about 
software engineering.  It's more about general project management than 
anything else.

In the same vein, Death March, by Ed Yourdon.

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