Hackers & Painters

Big Ideas From The Computer Age

By Paul Graham

Paul Graham is one of the best thinkers and technologists of our time. This book is a must-read. Few books pack so many interesting ideas as this one.
Published: May 12, 2022 Reading Time: 21 minutes


At some point while reading this book I wrote on the margin “The amount of interesting ideas in this book is remarkable” . Word for word this is perhaps one of the most fascinating books I’ve read in the past few years. Like in his essays, Paul wastes no words in saying things, drawing great examples and explaining ideas drawing from history, art, and technology.

I don’t think anybody understands technology as well as he does. If you want to stop every couple of paragraphs to look something up and go from rabbit-hole to rabbit-hole of interesting ideas, this book is a must-read.