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Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age Hardcover – 28 May 2004

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  • Hardcover: 258 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (28 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596006624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596006624
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 752,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"In most fields the great work is done early on. The paintings made between 1430 and 1500 are still unsurpassed. Shakespeare appeared just as professional theater was being born, and pushed the medium so far that every playwright since has had to live in his shadow. Albrecht Durer did the same thing with engraving, and Jane Austen with the novel.

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Written in clear, narrative style, Hackers & Painters examines issues such as the rightness of web-based applications, the programming language renaissance, spam filtering, the Open Source Movement, Internet startups and more. In each essay, Graham moves beyond widely held beliefs about the way that programmers work as he tells important stories about the kinds of people behind tech innovations, revealing distinctions about their characters and their craft. No hackers reading this book will fail to recognize themselves within these pages. No programmer will put it down without new thoughts actively percolating.

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