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Hackers and Painters

Big Ideas from the Computer Age

By Paul Graham
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Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham

In Hackers and Painters, author Paul Graham examines the creative nature of computer programming and the programming languages that facilitate it, as well as how programmers can use their skills to potentially make a fortune.

  • Hackers and anyone interested in computer programming
  • Entrepreneurs, CEOs and other business professionals
  • Programmers with a great idea who want to found a start-up

Paul Graham is a British programmer and venture capitalist. He is the co-founder of start-up Viaweb that was sold in 1998 to Yahoo! and eventually became Yahoo! Store.


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