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2014-09-16

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Continuing…

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8318894
krelian

We basically watched a plausible version of how Apple could have gotten started if there was only a Wozniak but no Jobs.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8319079
gbog

The exact opposite of the entrepreneur spirit. I think pg may have overlooked this side of the hackerhood.

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8319386
TeMPOraL

There is nothing precluding a hacker from leveraging the economy to scale up his favourite hack (which I believe pg’s early essays were about) or, as Notch did, just to secure himself a peaceful and secure environment to continue his hacking without having to worry about things like food, health and shelter. But that is a different type of hacker than the ones that are attracted to the startup scene nowadays.

I like the idea of “scaling up your favorite hack.”

Keywords: Steve Wozniak, Paul Graham, capitalism, incentives, creative process

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8318702
http://notch.net/2014/09/im-leaving-mojang/
I’m Leaving Mojang (notch.net)

I’m a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.

I forgot to comment on this bit.

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There are imperfections in our collective social consciousness, and it’s good that we can notice them. But it’s a crying shame that we aren’t smart enough to work them out alone either. Really a nail in the coffin for the individual, isn’t it?

Remember this?

No one is smart enough to have their random opinions stand up to the level of attention someone like Notch gets.