Must read tech novels for all geeks


Here’s my (growing) list of must read biographies of computing industry superheros. All of these books are based on real life stories and events, and despite my short attention span, I have found them all to be extremely captivating.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick

Free as in Freedom (2.0): Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution by Sam Williams

In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Steve Wozniak

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft by Paul Allen

The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley by Leslie Berlin

Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis

Softwar: An Intimate Portrait of Larry Ellison and Oracle by Matthew Symonds

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy