Hackers and painters essays on the art of programming

We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. The fact that hackers learn to hack by doing it is another sign of how different hacking is from the sciences.

I think hacking should work this way too. It is partly the story of Linus Torvalds, the master hacker who would become chief architect of the Linux operating system. I am not qualified to call bullshit on Paul Graham when he writes about programming, history, starting a business, or even growing up as a social pariah, but I do know enough about art to see when someone is just making shit up.

Door het moment dat je maag nog vol aanvoelt te verlengen tot de volgende maaltijd geef je vreetbuien en snacks geen kans. It means that a programming language should, above all, be malleable.

The Dream Language A good programming language is one that lets hackers have their way with it; It seems surprising to me that any employer would be reluctant to let hackers work on open-source projects.

Painters in fact have to remember a good deal more about paint chemistry than that. And while you hack away at your terminal, or ride your homemade Segway, we painters and musicians are going to be right over here with all the wine, hash, and hot chicks.

Before that he was president of Viaweb, which became Yahoo Store when Viaweb was acquired by Yahoo in Benjamin Lee Whorf[ edit ] Main article: If I had only looked over at the other makers, the painters or the architects, I would have realized that there was a name for what I was doing: It seems surprising to me that any employer would be reluctant to let hackers work on open-source projects.

Totally unrelated languages share in one culture; closely related languages—even a single language—belong to distinct culture spheres. Het eiwitdieet is verreweg ons favoriete dieet om gewicht te verliezen en op de lange termijn op streefgewicht te blijven. Prices are determined by supply and demand, and there is just not as much demand for things that are fun to work on as there is for things that solve the mundane problems of individual customers.

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It is also the story of thousands of devoted programmers around the world who spontaneously worked in tandem to It's surprisingly hard to pin Paul Graham down on the nature of the special bond he thinks hobbyist programmers and painters share.

Over time, beautiful things tend to thrive, and ugly things tend to get discarded. Notes [1] The greatest damage that photography has done to painting may be the fact that it killed the best day job.

Sometime last year I noticed he had started making bank from an actual print book of collected essays, titled of course "Hackers and Painters". But the emailed links continued, and over the next two years Paul Graham steadily ramped up his output while moving definitively away from subjects he had expertise in like Lisp to topics like education, essay writing, history, and of course painting.

For hundreds of years it has been part of the traditional education of painters to copy the works of the great masters, because copying forces you to look closely at the way a painting is made. Backing off can likewise prevent ambition from stalling.

You need a good sense of design to judge good design. Then broad array of topics covered will definitely make you think [ World Society by Paul Johnson, which describes the historical moment when engineering and art bifurcated in Western culture, and is full of revealing character sketches of people you will immediately want to run out and read up on.

British journal of architectural education, salama, a. Big companies want to decrease the standard deviation of design outcomes because they want to avoid disasters.

When we interviewed programmers, the main thing we cared about was what kind of software they wrote in their spare time. Yet while this might be charming or quirky in the abstract, it gets seriously annoying when real facts start getting butchered: These tests are easy to apply, and there is nothing so tempting as an easy test that kind of works.

John Carmack and John Romero. No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. Wil je weten waarom een eiwitdieet het krachtigste snel afvallen dieet is als je serieus en gezond wilt afvallen?

When I learned to program, we had to rely mostly on examples in books. Mind the Gap Could "unequal income distribution" be less of a problem than we think? The only objective constraint a painter has is making sure the paint physically stays on the canvas something that has proven surprisingly challenging.

Part of what software has to do is explain itself. His lucid, humorous prose is brimming with contrarian insight and practical wisdom on writing great code at the intersection of art, science and commerce.May 20,  · Hackers and painters is a book written by Paul Graham who ran a startup in the 's which was later sold to Yahoo.

He is now running Y Combinator. Hackers and painters is a book which reads like a collection of random essays/5. However, Graham's essay is entitled "Hackers and Painters" not "Programmers and Painters". DAB's failure to acknowledge HAP's distinction between hackers and other programmers or computer scientists is reason enough to disregard it.

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下伊那郡喬木村のイベントです。 ㎡の敷地に、黄色や赤のポピーが一面に咲き乱れます。. The strongest form of the theory is linguistic determinism, which holds that language entirely determines the range of cognitive processes.

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The hypothesis of linguistic determinism is now generally agreed to .

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