December 2, 2006

Linkers and Thinkers

There are two primary types of Bloggers - Linkers (such as myself) who wander through the internet and share any curious sites or bits of information they find. Instapundit is an Alpha Linker The Thinkers do not post that often but when they do, prepare to spend some time reading as what they have to say is generally awesome. Examples of Alpha Thinkers included Stephen DenBeste and current Thinkers include American Digest, Eject Eject Eject and Muck and Mystery. We can add Paul Graham to this list. From his Biography:
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. got 8.1 million page views in 2005.
His essays can be found here -- be prepared to meet a very deep mind. Posted by DaveH at December 2, 2006 10:08 PM
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