Last week's post about our original logo reminded me that I'd never blogged about one of the books that inspired Software Carpentry in the first place: Rubin Landau and Paul Fink's A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers: Coping with Unix, RISC, Vectors, and Programming. You'd have add a few zeroes to the speeds, bandwidths, and data sizes they discuss to bring it up to date, but other than that, it's held up surprisingly (or depressingly) well.

Cover of 'Workstations and Supercomputers'

This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.