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September 9, 2004

Patterson and Hennessy, oh wow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 9:07 PM

A new book was waiting for me at the library at work today. Normally, this would be a very happy event (I *love* new books), but right now, I’m pretty depressed. Why? Because the book is the third edition of Hennessy and Patterson’s Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, and it is over a thousand pages of goodness-filled knowledge, and I HAVE NO TIME TO READ IT.

I wonder how far I’ll get with 50 pages every weekend for the next few months.

(For those of you keeping score, I am also reading Feynman’s Lecture Notes on Physics, and will be reading selected chapters of the second chapter of Introduction to Algorithms (Cormen et al) as soon as my copy arrives at the library at work. A new semester will be starting soon, too, with the associated work load, and there’s always Work).

Writing a long entry whining about lack of time for reading books has a certain delicious irony, too. I think I’ll go read my book now.


  1. I love irony.
    I get the same thing with reading. I completely gave up on reading fiction years ago, all I read now is technical documents and RFC’s.

    Comment by the_p0pe — September 9, 2004 @ 5:19 PM | Reply

  2. I read most of the chapters of that comp arch book ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by ideawerkz — September 9, 2004 @ 7:30 PM | Reply

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