Date finished: 2007-02-06
Collects the essays that Paul Graham posts on his web site and that reliably attract a good deal of weblog attention. Reading all of these in one go, I noticed a bit of unavoidable repetition across different essays. The programming language essays don't have a lot of meat, but Graham is very instructive on startups. You're better off reading the high points: "Beating the Averages, "A Plan for Spam (which sparked a flood of Bayesian filtering programs), "Why Nerds Are Unpopular, and "The Other Road Ahead carry the most important ideas.
%T Hackers and Painters %S Big Ideas from the Computer Age %A Graham, Paul %G ISBN 0-596-00662-4 %P 258pp %D 2004 %@ 2007-02-06 %I O'Reilly %K essays