Good books in computer science?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Jun 15 22:14:33 CEST 2009

Phil Runciman wrote:
> Gain access to one of the IEEE or ACM web sites and their resources.
> I used to sneak into my local university library before the 'Net to
> read this stuff.
> Beyond that I check up on the reading lists for CS students from time
> to time. This often throws up real gems and prevents me from being
> blind-sided.

For those who are not rich, MIT has put a lot of courseware on the web, 
including in particular, CS, for free.  And there is lots more put up by 
professors and departments elsewhere.  There are free language manuals 
and interpreters/compilers for those who want to stretch their brain 
that way.

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