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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.
This book open my mind about everything and changed my perspective.
However, I would recommend it only to people who know a programming language.
Provides an interesting point of view on the world of computer programming and the requirements for success in general. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brendan
Fantastic book, even a good book for eduction... can be considered as a good parent bookPublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I got it today and it is 100% new with good quality. Can't help reading it all the night! Really great stuff!Published 19 months ago by Andy Cao
A friend of mine introduced me to this book and I am glad that he did. While I am not a programmer and, as a result, got lost a couple of times in the essays, "Beating the... Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Gina Bianchini
I read your essays "Hackers and Painters" and "Taste for
Makers", and I find them GREAT, even if many months later
the first... Read more
Paul Graham is a real genius who will only receive full recognition for his work very late, like the (now) famous people he talks of in his book. Read morePublished on June 25 2004
Nerds will like the book, even if they feel defensive or irritated by Graham's comments that hit too close to home. Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by Putnam