Joe’s thesis is also extremely approachable and still full of great ideas: http://www.cs.otago.ac.nz/coursework/cosc461/armstrong_thesis_2003.pdf
if you like this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing you will like :o)
The sequel: http://www.gar1t.com/blog/erlang-the-movie-ii-the-sequel.html
I thought what I needed at 4:30am was to go back to sleep, but it turns out this is what I needed instead.
I adore this video.