Paul Graham: Great Hackers

Paul Graham has done it again. By that I mean he just released another article. This one is called Great Hackers.

For those of you who don’t know, there are two common definitions for the word “hacker.” One, used by lay people refers to those evil people who break into peoples computer to mess things up. For computer enthusiasts, hacker actually refers to someone who loves to figure out how stuff works, completely. It is this second definition that Paul is using.

Paul does a good job at laying out his understanding of what makes great hackers, how to attract them (for a job), and what they’re good for.