Not everyone is interested in reading old stuff. But there are some interesting lessons to be learned in many of the older computer science writings, because they were so well written. the writings of Jon Bentley. He wrote a great column, Programming Pearls, in Communications of the ACM from many years starting in the 1980s. Most of the anecdotes are also available in book form as Programming Pearls (2nd ed), ISBN 0-201-65788-0.