February 08, 2005
Graham on Gates

I recently bought Paul Graham's Hackers and Painters. I've read the essays on his website, but I figured the paper version might have updates, and no matter what books are nice.
At least one thing is new in the book. In chapter 5, the paper version of this essay about web applications beating out rich applications in the long term Graham talks about Windows in general and Bill Gates in particular (The title obviously a play on Gates' book "The road ahead").
The front notes for the book notes laconically that, after reviweing the essay, Microsoft's PR firm did not feel like providing a press photo of Gates. Instead Graham chose this mugshot of Gates, taken in Gates' youth after he was arrested on some traffic violation.

Posted by Claus at February 08, 2005 12:38 AM | TrackBack (0)
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