In programming, the hard part isn’t solving problems, but deciding what problems to solve.
English programmer, essayist and venture capitalist. Known for his work on Lisp. Co-founded Viaweb (which eventually became Yahoo! Store) and the Y Combinator seed capital firm. Publishes essays on paulgraham.com and is author of some programming books, such as: On Lisp, ANSI Common Lisp, and Hackers & Painters.