| ||Ask HN: Alan Kay says programing is pop culture. Where can I find the classics?|
8 points by philipbjorge on Mar 28, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments |
|I've read Alan Kay refer to the field of programming as pop culture in Coders at Work and the following interview on drdobbs:|
"Pop culture is all about identity and feeling like you're participating. It has nothing to do with cooperation, the past or the future — it's living in the present. I think the same is true of most people who write code for money. They have no idea where [their culture came from]."
What books, documentaries, papers, essays, etc would you recommend to someone hoping to better verse themselves in programming/software's history?
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