In addition to the quality information found on the Internet, I also have a lot of books. Not all of them are reference quality material but they are all mine…
Yesterday, I have started using LibraryThing, a Web 2.0 application to manage my bookshelf.
LibraryThing will allow me to buy better and better books. I’m thrilled!
I have books on:
Hardware, Networking and Parallel Processing
Database and Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems (Mac OS X, Linux, etc.)
The Web, HCI, Graphics and Multimedia
Various other things I like
By the way, I hope (?) that you have all recognised the cover of Kitab al-Jabr wal-Muqabala written by al-Khwarizmi (AD 780-850). This book is the first book on the systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations and consequently Al-Khwarizmi is considered to be the father of algebra (al-Jabr). The word algorithm stems from the Latin version of al-Khwarizmi’s name.
In other words, Al-Khwarizmi is the grandfather of all computer scientists…
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