The most influential book from my bookshelf

The UNIX Programming Environment, by Brian Kerningham & Rob Pike.

This is the only book from school I still read from time to time.
It wasn't even a mandatory one: just a suggested reading for the computer science lab back in '89.
The title is somewhat misleading: it's not about programming as much as about philosophy.
I can actually say that this book has somewhat shaped my way of thinking.
It's worth reading even for people that doesn't work on unix machines: the Bladelogic Network Shell is based on these concepts as well.

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