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Silicon Valley might be home to countless photo-sharing apps and on-demand services for pretty much anything, but it also has a rich history few of these apps’ users and customers of these services know about.

Patrick Collison, cofounder and chief executive of payments company Stripe, has collected a nice list of books and articles about the history of Silicon Valley and computing. We caught it after he tweeted it out earlier today, and it indeed contains some gems.

With Silicon Valley becoming more and more the subject of mainstream entertainment and pop culture, a dose of history and proper understanding of it should almost be mandatory. Collison’s list is a great starting point:

And if you need more, check out the list of the top 25 technology books of all time we compiled a couple of years ago.

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