In Pictures: The tech canon of today is the IT of tomorrow

From cyberspace to regular expressions, these are the books that that shaped the brains and culture of today's tech pros -- and forecast future directions for the industry

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"The Cuckoo's Egg" by Clifford Stoll (1989) A tense whodunit detailing international espionage carried out over computer networks and unraveled by a programmer who had to track down the origin of a $0.75 accounting error, this book is a primer on computer secrecy and a snapshot of life in the San Francisco Bay Area in the last days before the dot-com boom of the 1990s.

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