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Reads for the New Year

Now I have two new good books to read for this New Year. The classic Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs/SICP and To Mock a Mockingbird (Raymond Smullyan), a humorous introduction to combinatory logic with the help of interesting puzzles.

SICP was used as the textbook of MIT's old introductory programming class 6.001. Later this class has been replaced by 6.01, which uses Python. It is also known as the wizard book beacause it features the image of a wizard on its cover page.


To Mock a Mockingbird contains numerous logical puzzles and by solving them, you will eventually learn some theories and concepts in combinatorics and lambda calulus, the base of Lisp programming.

Well. Afterall, its time to say good bye to 2010 and welcome 2011.

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