In honor of the movie Jobs, currently playing, that stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, here is the Goodreads favorites list (readers vote) for books about the history of computing and the computer industry. The category is called Silicon Valley, and there are 99 titles on the list. Goodreads is a site for readers and book recommendations. My favorite is #13, What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry. What is your favorite? Here are the top ten favorites:

  1. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
  2. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy
  3. The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage, by Clifford Stoll
  4. Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, by Kevin D. Mitnick
  5. iWoz, by Steve Wozniak
  6. In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, by Steven Levy
  7. Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet, by Katie Hafner
  8. iCon: Steve Jobs, the Greatest Second Act in the History of Business, by Jeffry S. Young
  9. What Would Google Do?, by Jeff Jarvis
  10. Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary, by Linus Torvalds
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