I’ve been wrestling with this train of thought for the past couple months. Not only are many developers not reading, some are refusing to embrace technology. I’ve met developers who don’t own computers, refuse to even use IM etc, and who don’t read period. When talking with these developers you discover that most of their practices rely on voodoo, superstition, and 3rd party information. It’s terrifying!
I’ve been toying with the Knuth books, they look so fun, but in reality I don’t know how practical they would be.