Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Paul Graham

"The laptop global is like an highbrow Wild West, during which you could shoot an individual you would like along with your principles, if you are keen to threat the results. " --from Hackers & Painters: giant principles from the pc Age, by means of Paul Graham

We live within the machine age, in a global more and more designed and engineered through desktop programmers and software program designers, by way of those that name themselves hackers. who're those humans, what motivates them, and why for those who care?

Consider those evidence: every thing round us is popping into desktops. Your typewriter is long past, changed by way of a working laptop or computer. Your cell has changed into a working laptop or computer. So has your digital camera. quickly your television will. Your motor vehicle was once not just designed on desktops, yet has extra processing energy in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, or even your neighborhood shop are being changed by means of the Internet.

Hackers & Painters: massive rules from the pc Age, through Paul Graham, explains this international and the motivations of the folks who occupy it. In transparent, considerate prose that attracts on illuminating historic examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an highbrow Wild West."

The principles mentioned during this ebook may have a strong and lasting effect on how we predict, how we paintings, how we improve expertise, and the way we are living. subject matters comprise the significance of attractiveness in software program layout, find out how to make wealth, heresy and loose speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source circulate, electronic layout, web startups, and more.

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