July 29, 2004 spout

I Can’t Imagine More Great Hackers

Here. According to Paul Graham, hackers only program Python and never program NT, so none of the people that I would consider "great" hackers are, by Paul's definition, great. Given the quality of the hackers I was mistakenly classifying as great, I can't image what Paul's bar must be (or it could be that he's an elitist snob... : ).