There is this big thing on the internet these days where computer people write essays. And its weird because these people are supposed to be techie people, you know, they just code and talk about binary, not write essays. But a very large genre seems to be emerging on the web which is the sort of hackers with opinions, the people who code who also can write elegantly. When I think of hackers with opinions, I think of writings mostly in the style of Paul Graham, who writes essays on art, ideas, painting, and technology. But I’ve stumbled upon tons of writings like this recently, where common wisdom and tech wisdom become one and the same. It’s weird stuff. And kinda funny, but very interesting.