Review for computer geeks,
This review is from: Flatland / Sphereland (Everyday Handbook) (Paperback)
This is accepted as an essential read by all computer geeks, just like Lord of the Rings and Neuromancer and the Tao of Pooh.
It's kindof a religious work, and a mathematical treatise, and a fun story of persecution and belief. You'll find yourself wanting to write a screensaver that emulates the well-detailed life of the flatlanders.
The writing style is a bit oldfashioned, but given when it was written that's to be expected. It's startling that this is still completely current today (though perhaps the religious stuff is a bit dated, but you can ignore that, if you could ignore it in the Narnia books)...