Hackers & Painters

I have just finished Paul Graham‘s book “Hackers & Paintainers”. It is a collection of essays he wrote, some of them are available on his website. The subtitle of the book is “Big Ideas from the computer age”, which made me wonder if it was his choice or O’Reilly’s, as it sounds a bit arrogant for just a success story of a dotcomer.
At school i never liked essays, because I often wondered, what the author’s point is. This time was an exception and i really like some of the ideas Paul Graham expressed, although i disagree with him on several topics.
And of course I was also impressed that the author mentioned FreeBSD several times in the book (although not as often as Lisp :-).