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    Description"The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. " --from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham We are living in the computer age, in a world increasingly designed and engineered by computer programmers and software designers, by people who call themselves hackers. Who are these people, what motivates them, and why should you care? Consider these facts: Everything around us is turning into computers. Your typewriter is gone, replaced by a computer. Your phone has turned into a computer. So has your camera. Soon your TV will. Your car was not only designed on computers, but has more processing power in it than a room-sized mainframe did in 1970. Letters, encyclopedias, newspapers, and even your local store are being replaced by the Internet. Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age, by Paul Graham, explains this world and the motivations of the people who occupy it. In clear, thoughtful prose that draws on illuminating historical examples, Graham takes readers on an unflinching exploration into what he calls "an intellectual Wild West." The ideas discussed in this book will have a powerful and lasting impact on how we think, how we work, how we develop technology, and how we live. Topics include the importance of beauty in software design, how to make wealth, heresy and free speech, the programming language renaissance, the open-source movement, digital design, internet startups, and more.


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    Title
    Hackers & Painters
    Subtitle
    Big Ideas from the Computer Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Graham
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781449389550
    ISBN 10: 1449389554
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: UBJ, PDR
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QA
    B&T General Subject: 229
    DC22: 005.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16310
    B&T Approval Code: A93600300
    Abridged Dewey: 005
    BISAC V2.8: COM053000, COM043000, COM051000
    Ingram Subject Code: XY
    DC22: 005.1092
    Libri: HACK2000
    B&T Approval Code: A93606642
    Thema V1.0: PDR, UBJ
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    25 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Sebastopol
    Author Information
    Paul Graham , designer of the new Arc language, was the creator of Yahoo Store, the first web-based application. His technique for spam filtering inspired most current filters. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia in Florence.