"The Joel Spolsky Reader" (zipped Word2000, 600KB), 02/2001
Joel was Program Manager at Microsoft till 94. He worked for the Excel Team and managed VBA for Excel.
UI Design: "UI Design Reader" (zipped Word2000, 1.5MB), 06/2001
Includes Joel Spolsky's short and crisp book about UI design for programmers. Other articles are about designing web pages and safe color usage.
UI Design: "Windows 2000 UI Design Guidelines" (zipped Word2000, 1.8MB), 04/2001
The design of your software's interface, more than anything else, affects how a user experiences your product. This guide promotes good interface design and visual and functional consistency within and across Windows-based applications.
UI Design: "Java Look And Feel Design Guidelines" (zipped Word2000, 1.1MB), 04/2001
This book sets standards for the use of the Java look and feel. By following these guidelines, you can create Java applications that effectively support all users worldwide, including those with physical and cognitive limitations.
"Edge.org Articles" (zipped Word2000, 0.8MB), 09/2000 (PDF here)
Includes a short introduction to edge.org. Articles from Brian Eno, Frank Schirrmacher, Steve Jones, Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Jaron Lanier, Freeman Dyson, Hans Movarec, Roger Schank, Daniel C. Denett, David Gelernter.
Interview with Brian Eno (appeard on Hotwired 05-Jun-96)
Ferrucio Busoni: "Entwurf einer neuen ństhetik der Tonkunst", 10/2000
Albert Schweitzer: "Dichterische und malerische Musik", 10/2000
Charles Darwin: "The Descent Of Man" (zipped Word2000, 590kB), 09/2000
Charles Darwin: "The Origin Of Species" (zipped Word2000, 317kB), 09/2000
Charles Darwin: "The Voyage Of The Beagle" (zipped Word2000, 469kB), 09/2000