Paul Graham on Hackers - and Java

Aparrently Java sucks, because great hackers don't program in it. Huh.

(Not that I consider myself by any stretch to be a counter example!)

I like this, though:

After software, the most important tool to a hacker is probably
his office. Big companies think the function of office space is to express
rank. But hackers use their offices for more than that: they
use their office as a place to think in. And if you're a technology
company, their thoughts are your product. So making hackers work
in a noisy, distracting environment is like having a paint factory
where the air is full of soot.

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