Late christmas gift : three books I ordered from Amazon some weeks ago have finally arrived (lateness due to incomplete address and french postal service annoyances).
One of the book Slack is from Tom Demarco of the Peopleware fame.
The two others, Physical Computing and Making Things Talk from Dan O’Sullivan and Tom Igoe, are about the building of small electronic system able to react to external stimuli and communicate with the world. Despite my background in electronics and computer engineering I have until now mostly been concerned with the software side of things and have close-to-none experience actually building electronic contraptions. I count on those two books to renew my basic knowledges and provide me with ideas of projects to play with.