Patty's Pioneers' Recommended Reading

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The list author says: "A reading list compiled by Patty's Pioneers -- a group of leading edge information technology architects who have been meeting since 1989. They were all early pioneers in the field of distributed object computing back in the 80's and have continued to push the envelope in transforming business thru the adoption of simple, scalable technologies."
Introduction to Concurrency in Programming Languages (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science)
1.  Introduction to Concurrency in Programming Languages (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science) by Timothy G. Mattson
The list author says:
  "Matthew Sottille's groundbreaking book on programming for parallelism"
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Designing Business: Multiple Media, Multiple Disciplines
2.  Designing Business: Multiple Media, Multiple Disciplines by Clement Mok
The list author says:
  "Recommended by John Gidman"
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The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
3.  The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity by Alan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Eric Castain"
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Envisioning Information
4.  Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Meg Lewis"
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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
5.  The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
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Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload
6.  Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)
7.  The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The list author says:
  "Another Peter Horne Recommendation"
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Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life
8.  Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
The list author says:
  "Required Reading for Pioneers! Recommended by Tom Morgan"
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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
9.  Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The list author says:
  "Peter Horne's Recommendation"
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Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (Helix Books)
10.  Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (Helix Books) by John H. Holland
The list author says:
  "A John Holland classic about adaptation and complexity, recommended by Tom Morgan."
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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
11.  Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson
The list author says:
  "Tom Morgan's Recommendation"
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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
12.  The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
The list author says:
  "Another great read from Brian Greene, recommended by the Pioneers."
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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
13.  The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
The list author says:
  "Another Pioneers' Classic"
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)
14.  A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure) by Christopher Alexander
The list author says:
  "Seminal Book on Patterns from the person who started it all in architecture."
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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book)
15.  The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson
The list author says:
  "Tom Morgan recommends this one; A Novel about Nanotechnology."
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The Timeless Way of Building
16.  The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
The list author says:
  "Another "must read" from Christopher Alexander."
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Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design
17.  Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design by Terry Winograd
The list author says:
  "A good foundation for the request/offer/conditions of satisfaction pattern of how people negotiation and transact."
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The Oregon Experiment (Center for Environmental Structure)
18.  The Oregon Experiment (Center for Environmental Structure) by Christopher Alexander
The list author says:
  "Patty's favorite of Christopher Alexander's books. An easy read with lots of great insights. Describes the customer-driven process for designing the Oregon University campus."
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Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences)
19.  Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences) by Alfonso Montuori
The list author says:
  "Another Gregory Bateson Classic."
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Outside Innovation: How Your Customers Will Co-Design Your Company's Future
20.  Outside Innovation: How Your Customers Will Co-Design Your Company's Future by Patricia B. Seybold
The list author says:
  "Patty's Seminal Book--includes examples from several pioneers, including Pat Kerpan and Peter Horne"
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The Phenomenon of Man
21.  The Phenomenon of Man by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The list author says:
  "Patty's "Ur-Internet" recommendation.. The book that told her what she was on the planet to do--help steer the Noosphere in the right direction!"
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Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
22.  Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future by Joseph J. Corn
The list author says:
  "Tom Morgan's Recommendation in 2004."
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Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company
23.  Weird Ideas That Work: How to Build a Creative Company by Robert I. Sutton
The list author says:
  "Another Pioneers' recommendation."
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Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology
24.  Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology by Gregory Bateson
The list author says:
  "A Gregory Bateson Classic recommended by the Pioneers."
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I, Robot (The Robot Series)
25.  I, Robot (The Robot Series) by Isaac Asimov
The list author says:
  "The first paragraph includes the first three rules for robots."
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Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization
26.  Hot Groups: Seeding Them, Feeding Them, and Using Them to Ignite Your Organization by Jean Lipman-Blumen
The list author says:
  "This recommendation came out of our discussion about how to motivate small groups of developers to achieve mighty things!"
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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
27.  Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore
The list author says:
  "A classic for technologists who ARE early adopters like Patty's Pioneers and who understand both the important and the limited role that early adopters play in the success of a new technology or trend."
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The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
28.  The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Charles Berman"
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Islands in the Net
29.  Islands in the Net by Bruce Sterling
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  "According to Pat Kerpan, most of Bruce Sterling's stuff is a "must read.""
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Schismatrix Plus (Complete Shapers-Mechanists Universe)
30.  Schismatrix Plus (Complete Shapers-Mechanists Universe) by Bruce Sterling
The list author says:
  "More interesting stuff from Bruce."
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Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling
31.  Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling by Bruce Sterling
The list author says:
  "Good Sterling sampler"
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The Difference Engine (Spectra special editions)
32.  The Difference Engine (Spectra special editions) by William Gibson
The list author says:
  "William Gibson is another favorite of Pat Kerpan's (except "the 2 fat books")."
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Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World
33.  Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, a New Urban World by Robert Neuwirth
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Pat Kerpan"
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Pattern Recognition
34.  Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
The list author says:
  "Another Gibson classic"
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Neuromancer
35.  Neuromancer by William Gibson
The list author says:
  "The original Gibson classic"
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The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
36.  The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm by Tom Kelley
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Pat Kerpan"
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
37.  The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Meg Lewis"
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Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
38.  Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte
The list author says:
  "Recommended by Meg Lewis"
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