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10:20 am, 13 Oct 05

paul graham

I was excited to see Paul Graham speak at OSCON, but I left disappointed. In his writing you get the hint of a smart person enjoying writing and persuasion; in person it was easier to see that he's some Harvard kid who got lucky with a startup and became the sort of megalomaniac you'd expect. And with that in mind his writing took a completely new tone.

So it was refreshing to stumble across this analysis of Hackers and Painters by a Real Painter who calls bullshit on the whole thing.

(Speaking of calling bullshit, this week's Everybody loves Eric Raymond was hilarious.)