Quought for the Day #46 – Paul Graham

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 Bayesian spam filter that inspired most current filters. He’s currently working on a new programming language called Arc, a new book on startups, and is one of the partners in Y Combinator.

Paul is the author of On Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1993), ANSI Common Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1995), and Hackers & Painters (O’Reilly, 2004). He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.

Paulgraham.com got 9.7 million page views in 2006.

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Paul’s Quought for the Day:

“What are the best questions I’m not even considering?”

Related Links:
1. Website – PaulGraham.com (links to every other project that he has)
2. Latest venture – YCombinator
3. Latest book – Hackers and Painters

Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!

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