Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Paul Graham's essays

Of late, Paul Graham's essays have begun to put me off. I don't think it is because of any change in their style or content. May be it's just me, but I find a recurring theme in them:
  1. How he has made it big because he's so smart and clever.

  2. He doesn't want to come right out and say it, but he considers himself a great hacker.

  3. Others would do well to pay heed to his advice (with regard to hacking, starting a startup, or becoming a good writer) so that they too can enjoy his success.

  4. How the folks he hangs out with are such a cool, smart bunch of people.
Needless to say, I no longer subscribe to his feed.