Thursday, December 16, 2004

Book Review: Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

The best part about Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham is the explanation at the beginning of the book about why nerds are unpopular in high school. It went downhill from there. In the end it turned into what I felt was a self-congratulatory diatribe about the Lisp programming language. It was interesting enough to keep me reading to the end. No, actually I kept reading because of my compulsion to finish whatever book I begin reading.

Actually, someone I know had personal dealings with the author, Paul Graham during the heyday of the dot coms. Their opinion of him matched the tone of my review.


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