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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • So we either get a useful new language, or we get a Paul Graham with better insight on his areas of fallibility and (hopefully) greater humility and less of a tendency to make bold untestable statements.

    Doubt it. It seemed to me that he was full of himself, or had a lot of time on his hands, because he made a million dollars a few years ago.

    • So we either get a useful new language, or we get a Paul Graham with better insight on his areas of fallibility and (hopefully) greater humility and less of a tendency to make bold untestable statements.

      Doubt it. It seemed to me that he was full of himself, or had a lot of time on his hands, because he made a million dollars a few years ago.

      > It seemed to me that he was full of himself, or had a lot of time on his hands, because he made a million dollars a few years ago.

      That gives him some leeway to talk about making a million dollars, but then he's only done it once as far as I'm aware (could be wrong).

      If he can predict (invest) in a new startup and get it right again, then I get impressed.

      I still think it doesn't qualify him to talk about analogies between hackers and painters (unless he's a painter too, which he may well be).
      • Methinks you need to read this [idlewords.com].

      • If he can predict (invest) in a new startup and get it right again, then I get impressed.

        You know that that’s exactly what he’s been doing for the past couple of years, right? He’s been leading a startup incubator company called Y Combinator that have funded a couple of suitably successful (and of course, as is the nature of such things, a correspondingly large array of failed startups).

        He is doing – it’s just that his sphere of “doing” is different from the d