Masters of Doom

by David Kushner

Category: Leadership

Book Reviews

  • It's been a while since I last read a purely coding book, but I usually don't regret it when I do. I have read more software history books than purely technical. Here's a list from a couple years back of some of my faves. #DevDiscussLink to Tweet
  • “If you want to learn to code, read Masters of Doom, not O’Reilly’s C++ for beginners. Fall in love with the idea, so that you can spend more time doing what you love.” to Tweet
  • incl: More from Less @amcafee Trick Mirror @jiatolentino Veronica Mars @RobThomas On Writing @stephenking Revolt of the Public @mgurri An American Marriage @tayarijones Masters of Doom @davidkushner Red Notice @billbrowder The Body @billbrysonn Water Dancer @tanehisicoatsLink to Tweet
  • Very good John Carmack interview: (Related: is one of my favorite books about building software.)Link to Tweet
  • @dwr “Masters of Doom” is a really fun read Still reading “The Power Broker”, but it’s also in top 3 for this yearLink to Tweet
  • Fun read about the history of the gaming industry. It’s mind-blowing how a John Carmack or Jeff Dean level programmer can singlehandedly push an entire field forward to Tweet
  • @abarrabarr @naval Some good ones: to Tweet

About Book

Presents a dual biography of John Carmack and John Romero, the creators of the video games Doom and Quake, assessing the impact of their creation on American pop culture and revealing how their success eventually destroyed their relationship.

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