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Some interesting readings in Computer Science

By Noah | January 21, 2011

I’ve just posted on the  main Arcane Domain Web site a short bibliography of Computer Science papers that I have found to be particularly worthwhile.  There’s no attempt here to be comprehensive or balanced. Rather, it’s a list of papers that I think are interesting, well written, of unusual historical significance, or just under-appreciated. A few are quite obvious or well known, but I’ve tried to emphasize some that may be less familiar, especially to those who started their work in CS more recently.

By the way, Alan Kay used to have some wonderful online lists of recommended readings, and I haven’t been able to find them lately.  Anyone know whether they’re still posted?

Topics: History of computing, Web, Internet, Computing | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Some interesting readings in Computer Science”

  1. Patrick Mueller Says:
    January 21st, 2011 at 12:38 PM


  2. Noah Says:
    January 21st, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Thank you Pat, but I don’t think that was the list from Alan that I had in mind. As I recall, years ago he had a list of CS papers and sources that included things like one of the main papers on the Burroughs B5000, links to some of Ivan Sutherland’s sketchpad work, etc. That’s what I was thinking of, although of course the “reading list” is interesting too.

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