A New Kind Of Science
, and James Gleick
's The Information (aww, there's no Wikipedia entry for that book yet). They're the kind of geniuses who've crossed a certain line that really appeals to me.
I know that this isn't a fleshed-out blog post. It's more of a public note-to-self.
Two books that I think I'd really enjoy but haven't purchased yet: Stephen Wolfram's