"The Best Software Writing 1"
by Joel Spolsky (editor)
Reading history and reviews
Finished in 2006Last book of 2006! and another one that skipped ahead of the Donald Norman one... I read this over Christmas, it's a collection of different writings about different aspects of software from diverse internet luminaries. Even though some of the stuff was infuriating, most of it (even when I didn't agree with some of the points) was thought-provoking and highly enjoyable.
Since all the articles originally appeared on the web, I've made a page of links to the ones I liked the best. Joel Spolsky's blog is also worth a look: Joel on Software.