Friday, September 02, 2011

Painter envy?

Paul Halmos, 1967: Mathematicians are like painters.

Paul Graham, 2003: Hackers are like painters.

Hackers and mathematicians both wish the world understood them better. If I want someone to understand me better, I'll refer them to Halmos. If I want someone to give me money, I'll refer them to anything but Halmos.


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