نوشته‌ای  از فیلیپ کراچن در مجله IEEE Software خواندم با عنوان “شما آنی هستید که می‌خوانید” به عبارت ساده‌تر “چه و چگونه بخوانیم؟”. این نوشته را می‌توانید در اینجا پیدا کنید. خلاصه‌ای از آن را در ادامه آورده‌ام. 

one of my favorite questions when interviewing software developers is, “What books, journals, or magazines related to our trade have you read lately?” … Quite often in the past 10 years, however, the answer has been “not much.” A person in a technical field such as ours not reading anything—books or articles—is a bad sign.

I can already hear some of you objecting that this is “so 20th Century,” that all we will ever need is now readily available at the end of a simple Google query, but I maintain my position. A Google query will lead you to a lot of often small, disparate, disconnected pieces of information. Assessing how solid and validated this information is can be difficult, with a few exceptions (such as Wikipedia).You’re left to sort out and synthesize the real knowledge yourself.

This reading business requires some thought and organization on how to

• select what to read,
• free up time to read,
• get the right reading material at the right time and place, and
• organize the material so that you can later exploit what you’ve read and learned.

I now find the process valuable when reading to simply keep track of what I’ve learned, or of the useful information

گزیده:
ایوار جیکابسون عادت دارد که بگوید هر کتاب فنی تنها دارای ۵۰ صفحه واقعاً مفید است و مسأله اصلی، پیدا کردن آن ۵۰ صفحه است.
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