52RE: My Random Ideas Page
- Jun 5, 2002
> -----Original Message-----IMO the second book isn't as good as the first.
> 1. "What do you care what other people think?" by Richard P.
> Feynman (his
> previous book "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman" was
> excellent, and this
> seems OK for now)
BTW. I strongly suspect that some of the stories in the first book are not
One of the pocker stories looked quite similar to a story I've read by Damon
Runyon. Perhaps the editor mixed up something in Feynmans notes?
> 3. "The Mythical Man-Month" - I started reading it yesterday,The book has excellent reputation.
> and it is
> very interesting so far. This book has a very good reputation among
> software engineers.
On first read I've found it boring, but I found myself rereading many parts
on diffrent occasions and my opinion of it improved.
Every now and then I feel a compulsion to reproduce some of his data
(development rate against # of team members) using data availble about
open-source development in source-forge and likes.
> 4. The Dragon Book - not too interesting, but quite importantI found it pretty interesting actually, but I guess it depends on one's
> stuff, for
> those who actually deal in compiler theory or something similar.
interests. For some reason, I'm interested in parsing techniques.
Lately I'm spending more time reading on statistics, and the more I read the
more fascinating it becomes. I sort of found myself studying statistics by
mistake, but it is probably one of the best things that happened to me. A
wide field on interesting studies that was completly hidden until now.
I'm not sure how much it interests people here, but I can write a short list
of recommended statistics books, to complement the well known CS list.
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