Interesting Read

A list of my favorite articles.


Cities and Ambition

http://www.paulgraham.com/cities.html

"I tried living in Florence when I was 25, thinking it would be an art center, but it turned out I was 450 years too late."

Keep Your Identity Small

http://www.paulgraham.com/identity.html

"... people don't feel they need to have any particular expertise to have opinions about it. All they need is strongly held beliefs, and anyone can have those."

What You Can't Say

http://paulgraham.com/say.html

"... the statements that make people maddest are those they worry might be true."

Taste for Makers

http://www.paulgraham.com/taste.html

"Your parents taught you to ignore taste. After dinning into you that taste is merely a matter of personal preference, they took you to the museum and told you that you should pay attention because Leonardo is a great artist."

Lies We Tell Kids

http://paulgraham.com/lies.html

"Ask your parents."

How to Do Philosophy

http://paulgraham.com/philosophy.html

"... there's no use in telling people things they already believe, and people are often upset to be told things they don't."



For non-programmers

http://blog.ninlabs.com/2013/01/programmer-interrupted/

http://heeris.id.au/2013/this-is-why-you-shouldnt-interrupt-a-programmer/

http://blog.codinghorror.com/the-multi-tasking-myth/

http://www.paulgraham.com/makersschedule.html