Tech writing is the new historical fiction.
Perhaps one of the best-titled “So you wanna…” lists I’ve come across. Interesting that I found this by doing a search on tech writer certifications (a topic which, incidentally, has found new life on the Yahoo group ReformSTC).
Unfortunately, it doesn’t go very deep in the way of actual list items. Just 3 books are listed. But I guess if you’ve set yourself up as an instrument of tech writing justice, for good or ill, then three books is probably just enough to do some damage.
There’s a nice little rant, though.