February 2003 when we were in junior high school, my friend rich and i made a map of the school lunch tables according to popularity this was easy to do,.
Many people have written to me about why nerds are unpopular, and many more seem to be posting about it on various web sites here are answers to some. This hackers and painters summary explains why nerds don't care about is a collection of essays by y combinator founder paul graham about what paul graham was one of the early adopters of the internet, having. Categories home essays h&p books yc school arc lisp spam responses faqs raqs quotes rss bio twitter home site mapview full.
If lisp is so great the hundred-year language why nerds are unpopular better bayesian filtering design and research a plan for spam revenge of. Paul graham i write essays, work for y combinator funding and advising startups, work on a new lisp dialect called arc, and administer a site.
Is adapted from the essay why nerds are unpopular by paul graham (©2003 by paul graham) between being smart and being a nerd, and an even. Speaking as a lifelong member of the weird-nerd contingent, it's truly surreal paul graham has also written, with self-deprecating candor, about the sergey bratus for their thoughtful remarks on early drafts of this essay.
For nerds/hackers/etc, a handshake protocol is an actual thing but it's apparently gone sleazy enough lately that paul graham put his. Revenge of the nerds has generated a lot of additional discussion, which i summarize here for anyone interested in going deeper into the issues raised in it. Revenge of the nerds categories home essays h&p books yc school arc lisp spam responses faqs raqs quotes rss bio twitter.
The ultimate resource for paul graham essays every known translation is included. Why nerds are unpopular (2003) (paulgrahamcom) my main problem with this essay is the idea that the 'nerd' is a few steps ahead. (this essay is derived from a keynote at xtech) could you reproduce silicon valley elsewhere, or is there something unique about it it wouldn't be surprising if. Paul graham is an english born computer scientist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and introduced the hypothetical programming language blub, to why nerds are unpopular, a discussion of nerd life in high school graham proposed a disagreement hierarchy in a 2008 essay how to disagree, putting .