While cleaning my desk at work the other day I was surprised to see a stack of programming books. Usually they sit hidden behind one of my many monitors. It got me thinking about when the last time I had actually opened one of them. I can’t remember. I can remember reading a few of those books like novels, as I tried to learn the secretes they contain. Or reaching for them looking up some command I couldn’t remember. Now they just sit there, and Google provides the answers. It leaves me wondering what should I do with them? How useful is the information they contain?