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Paul Graham , designer of the new Arc language, was the creator of Yahoo Store, the first web-based application. His technique for spam filtering inspired most current filters. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia in Florence.
The first half of the book will make fun reading for your active mind.
The chapters on software development are excellent; Graham provides some of the best insight I've seen into how programmers think.
I found myself disagreeing with him often while reading the book, though every time I did I found his argument compelling.
Paul Graham's writing style is simple, to the point, and meaningful. He likes LISP probably more than anyone should, but other than that the principles were fantastic and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Austen Allred
When I’m reading Kindle books I always highlight interesting sentences and paragraphs. I thought it would be good to have them in handy on a blog. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Azat Mardan
Disappointing. Maybe if I was still 12 or 13 years old I would find these "big ideas" interesting. What a waste.Published 4 months ago by R.J.
excellent book. shaped a lot of really deep thinking and an appreciation for technologyPublished 4 months ago by Johnson
As a long time open source software contributor, I really thought I'd like it. But the first chapter(s?) kept obsessing over the authors high school angst. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
H & P has one of the highest insights-per-page densities of any book I've read. Graham writes essays not to describe or sell ideas but to discover them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ben_Davidow