Do It Yourself

SICP bookbinding

February 1, 2011

Some time ago I was unbeliveably impressed by the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, and I still recommend it to every software developer for the general knowledge. No other book (apart from, maybe, CTMCP) teaches so thoroughly and so understandably such a fundamental, key concepts of the software development.

So, when I saw that Neil Van Dyke published on their website a Texinfo version of the SICP text, which I could print on a printer, I was completely elated and did exactly that.

And then I’ve found a bookbinding instructions in an old issues of «Юный Техник» and binded it. It still stands on my shelf since then.

Knowing that the official hardcover edition from the MIT Press costs more than $100, I’m sleeping well now.

In the year 2020 there’s more advanced version of SICP as PDF and, possibly the current pinnacle of evolution, SICP as HTML5.

In any case, if you are a software developer and haven’t read this book yet, you have absolutely no reason continue doing so. Please read it, it actually changes the way you look at the programming.

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