krkhan writes: "This is a little old but seeing as it didn't make it to/. at the time I think it deserves a headline now. Adrian Hands was suffering from ALS and had lost motor skills when he used his legs to type in Morse code and fix a 9 year old bug in Gnome. The patch was submitted three days before he passed away."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.