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A Brief History of the Future
John Naughton

Published in 1999, this is both a history of the Internet and an insightful analysis of its importance. It includes a chapter on Free and Open Source Software, in which he writes "if I had to bet my life on an operating system tomorrow, I would choose Linux".

What I like about the book is the way that he connects "getting it" about the internet with "getting it" about Linux and much else. I also particularly liked the first chapter "Radio Days" in which he describes his childhood fascination with short wave radio.
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