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Hackers and Painters (read only archive)

Hackers and Painters is a roller-coaster ride through the mind of Paul Graham -- delving into such diverse areas of life as why nerds are unpopular in school as well as why hackers should use dynamic typed languages. As the title implies, there are many references in the book to Paul's experience as a painter, shaping his philosophical views of life as a programmer from an artists perspective. I was especially drawn to many concepts in this book, and I'm excited to discuss this, because of my own experience as a classical percusionist and electronic composer. Life, art, science, programming -- it's all up for discussion.
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Welcome
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Chapter 9: Taste for Makers
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Chapter 6: How to Make Wealth
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Chapter 5: The Other Road Ahead
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Chapter 4: Good Bad Attitude
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Chapter 3: What you can't say
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Chapter 1: Why nerds are unpopular
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Chapter 15: Design and Research
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Chapter 14: The Dream Language
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Chapter 12: Beating the Averages
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Chapter 11: The Hundred-Year Language
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