Books of Yore

I’m cleaning out a lot of old rubbish from my office; I need the space. These books are all going to the recycling plant unless I find someone interested in them (I probably won’t).

The idea of IT literature as massive paper volumes feel a bit dated now. A book like ‘Pro Spring’ will be antiquated in two years tops, and I can find out anything I ever wanted to know about Perl or XML by just going online.

I’m keeping the classics (SICP, The C Programming Language) and the ones I find myself going back to (Programming Pearls, Beautiful Code), but this lot is going. Whatever books I buy in the future will most likely be ebooks, unless I really, really want something to display on the shelf.