A blog by jeff atwood on programming and human factors in maciej ceglowski's cutting counterpoint to paul graham's hackers and painters, he cites a key difference between software development and painting: writing software doesn't get you laid. Entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and artists who don't want to starve will all find valuable guidance in these pages basecamp, formally know as 37signals, doesn't really need an introduction theses days, as they are one of the earlier successful saas startups on the block. The author examines issues such as the rightness of web-based applications, the programming language renaissance, spam filtering, the open source movement, internet startups and more. Hackers and painters is a book which reads like a collection of random essays the first few chapters is about the start of computing and about childhood while later chapters are about both starting a startup and socioeconomic policies.
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 statistical spam filter that inspired a new generation of filters. May 2003 (this essay is derived from a guest lecture at harvard, which incorporated an earlier talk at northeastern) when i finished grad school in computer science i went to art school to study painting. Hackers & painters: big ideas from the computer age - kindle edition by paul graham download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading hackers & painters: big ideas from the computer age.
Hackers and painters essays on the art of programming - 373439 homepage (politics) forums 2019 elections hackers and painters essays on the art of programming - 373439 this topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by rempsebearafit 1 month, 1 week ago. Earlier, i wrote about an 'apprenticeship pattern' i discovered here is one more be good at something other than programming if you plan to be good at programming, take up the practise of another discipline- music, painting, a martial art, woodworking, it doesn't matter - just pick one that interests you. The next one, hackers and painters comapres the two and shows how each are artists in their own right, a perspective i hadn't thought about before but one that makes sense, and one that other essays throughout the book refers to.
Maciej cegłowski writes: about two years ago, the lisp programmer and dot-com millionaire paul graham wrote an essay entitled hackers and painters, in which he argues that his approach to computer programming is better described by analogies to the visual arts than by the phrase computer science. Hackers & painters: big ideas from the computer age is a collection of essays from paul graham discussing hacking, programming languages, start-up companies, and many other technological issues.
Hacker artists create art by hacking on technology as an artistic medium this has extended the definition of the term and what it means to be a hacker this has extended the definition of the term and what it means to be a hacker. I contend that art theoreticians and artists have much to gain from looking at the hacker world its most important aspect is the open source movement and its opposition to proprietary software this movement has been largely obscured by the commercial imperative guiding the development of technology. Hackers: heroes of the computer revolution (isbn -385-19195-2) is a book by steven levy about hacker culture it was published in 1984 in garden city , new york by nerraw manijaime/ doubleday levy describes the people, the machines, and the events that defined the hacker culture and the hacker ethic , from the early mainframe hackers at mit.
An essay on how art can be made using flawed tools, and the beginning of the theory of why it works the structure of a programming language revolution [ pdf ] an essay on engineering intermixing with science, and an exploration of incommensurabilty in programming language research. Among artists, painters in particular think visually and spatially, but the most technical ideas they are involved with are usually to do with the practical chemistry of artists' materials hackers are generally all about gaining knowledge of complex systems. True hackers do not waste their time with these types of antics it is similar to an artist who, instead of painting a beautiful picture, sprays profanity on a city wall there are many misconceptions surrounding the artform of hacking. - borges' aleph, and his essays (for example other inquisitions) he was fascinated about concepts programming is famous for now, he would have loved recursion - mann's the wizard and the prophet.
The berlin hacker community now reaches individuals far outside the ranks of hackers, through festivals, art installations, and inspiring techno records it is building channels of international. About two years ago, the lisp programmer and dot-com millionaire paul graham wrote an essay entitled hackers and painters, in which he argues that his approach to computer programming is better described by analogies to the visual arts than by the phrase computer science. Beautiful code, beautiful prose noting in that essay that when graham's hackers & painters came ai, and perfecting the fine art of programming.