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August 29, 2008

News & Opinion: Steven Levy's Top 10 Technology Titles

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 8:20 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

You may know Steven Levy for his many books--his most recent is The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness--or from his work covering technology for various magazines. He made the move to writing full time for Wired after 12 years at Newsweek just this year (I linked to his recent review of Anathem last week). A true expert on the matter, he recently published his list of the top 10 general-interest technology books over at ieee spectrum online, writing:

Any great nonfiction book combines education with entertainment. In drafting my A-list of general-interest books about technology, I considered impact and significance but gave still more weight to the reading experience. This is a collection where lay readers can appreciate each entry--and engineers, programmers, and other tech professionals can't afford to miss a single one.

His choices are: