Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Paul Graham

In the Bio section we find out that:

Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer. In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. In 2002 he described a simple Bayesian spam filter that inspired most current filters. He's currently working on a new programming language called Arc, a new book (probably) for O'Reilly, and is one of the partners in Y Combinator.

His essays are well thought out and well written.

Check out:
How to Do What You Love
What I Did This Summer
What You'll Wish You had Known

and then keep an eye out for Paul's next essay. It will be a good read!

1 comment:

gillian said...

Frankly, I consider Paul Graham to be a bit of an ass. Disregarding his obvious arrogance, he's made some rather silly value judgments about programmers. The one that irks me was where he said that Python programmers were better than Java programmers. Which is like saying that northerners are better than southerners. I mean, a programmer doesn't always get to choose what language they get to write in, any more than a person gets to choose where they are born.

Ah well, I just avoid reading his stuff anymore.