In high school i decided i was going to study philosophy in college i had several motives, some more honorable than others one of the less honorable was to shock people college was regarded as job training where i grew up, so studying philosophy seemed an impressively impractical thing to do sort of like slashing. In the summer of 1995, my friend robert morris and i started a startup called viaweb our plan was to write software that would let end users build online stores what was novel about this software, at the time, was that it ran on our server, using ordinary web pages as the interface a lot of people could have been having. (parts of this essay began as replies to students who wrote to me with questions) recently i've had several emails from computer science i don't think you need much more than high school math plus a few concepts from the theory of computation (you have to know what an n^2 algorithm is if you want to avoid writing. Paul graham (pg) is one of the most prominent figures in silicon valley's entrepreneurial community, and his reputation is well-deserved he's an honest leader, a talented computer scientist, and has an uncanny passion for entrepreneurship most importantly, he's an entrepreneur himself the first time i. Seahawks lineman russell okung responds to paul graham's essay on economic inequality and startups whether it's the nfl hypothetically giving only one team protective gear, or a talented high school student who's denied admission to a prestigious university because her school doesn't offer.
Another wonderful paul graham essay this one is about high school essays remember the essays you had to write in high school topic sentence, introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs, conclusion the conclusion being, say, that ahab in moby dick was a christ-like figure graham explains. January 2005 (i wrote this talk for a high school i never actually gave it, because the school authorities vetoed the plan to invite me) when i said i was speaking at a high school, my friends were curious what will you say to high school students so i asked them, what do you wish someone had told you in high school. Paul graham recently posted an essay on the role of college in determining success indeed, according to paul's theory, going to an elite school, and/or doing well at college in general, is indicative only of an “obedience to authority” “ obedience” diligence and obedience do not generate high grades.
Paul graham (born 1964) is an american essayist, entrepreneur, investor, and programmer he is known for his essays on hackers, startups, and programming languages and popularity is not something you can do in your spare time, not in the fiercely competitive environment of an american secondary school. See people named paul graham from liverpool join facebook to connect with paul graham and others you may know facebook gives people the power to share.
Kids didn't, but they did have to go to school, which was a dilute version of work meant to prepare us for the real thing much as we disliked school by high school, the prospect of an actual job was on the horizon adults would sometimes come to the first sentence of this essay explains that if you have to like something. Paul graham, essayist, programmer and partner in the y-combinator talks with econtalk host russ roberts about start-ups, innovation, and creativity graham along the way, graham discusses why hackers are like painters and how to survive high school play in an essay, wrote facebook killed tv. I remember two paul graham essays that particularly resonated with me — hackers and painters, and why nerds are unpopular they were the gateway to a more vibrant and meaningful world that i, trapped in a high school i hated and feeling alienated from my peers, could only dream of they appealed.