About Paul Graham | Paul Graham is an essayist, programmer, and programming language designer. In 1995 he developed with Robert Morris the 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 is currently working on a new programming language called Arc. Paul is the author of On Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1993), ANSI Common Lisp (Prentice Hall, 1995), and Hackers & Painters (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. His web site, got 3.7 million page views in 2004.http://www.paulgraham.com
Paul Graham discusses how outsiders, free from convention and expectations, often generate the most revolutionary of ideas. Clever and entertaining, this manifesto will energize you and spark your creativity.