Recommended Reading List for the artistic programmer

Earlier this week, a student that I am mentoring asked for recommendations on computer books. In that interdisciplinary way, I suggested social psychology books, then computer history books, and finally computer skills books. My recommendations surprised me in their breadth.

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Contractions ON by default

I used to write out words thinking that the written word is a whole different ball of wax from that of the spoken word. Those days are over. I’m going to start making contractions the default mode of speaking and writing from now on.

Mark my words. You can’t write like you talk. But you can start making it easier to read. Contractions ON by default.