Stop worshiping the man like he is a god. His essays are not bible scripture, and in many areas they would actually be the completely wrong course of action to take.
pg's thoughts are only one segment of knowledge that a person should be receiving and performing their own analysis on. If you agree with everything pg says, you have set him up as your personal demi-god and are dangerously ignorant. I suggest reading something other than him for a while.
(Note: replace pg with any particular author or method if you choose.)
EDIT: You can usually tell when you've hit on an uncomfortable truth when the reaction is fiercest. Irony: pump in "Trouble" to the tool under discussion.
This is a great way to search through paulgraham.com as well as his comments on HN. I'm a fan and I'm certain to find utility in it in the future.
A mistake, I agree.
PG is the philosopher-king of HN.
It's rather well done.
There is a possibility that the other comments gesture towards the same thing (if read to), but the language in no way implies deification, and that's about all I'd like to point out. It was a phrase made by people to ask a question with an acronym.
PG, in case you are still around here, which is your take on clojure?
If anyone has a solution to this, please let me know!
This site is terrible for my productivity - very well done you evil person you.
A search engine with "author:" and "topic:" refinements to contrast the writing of various folks on some topic or in reaction to some event.
I'd love to scan through a combined timeline of posts, essays and quotes comparing several folks - something like Google trends that is "source aware".
But if you want people to notice & get some traction, knowing where and who would notice it makes a huge difference. I would say it is a nice marketing hack.
@aakil great job guys. :)
EDIT: This got covered in techcrunch!
* "How to grow a userbase"
* "Find a mentor"
* "Disrupt a market"
Only the last one returned any hits. I definitely think it needs some kind of suggested queries for people to try out.
> Organic Startup Ideas
The front end is flask which queries a mongo store with a little memcached sprinkled in.
Shout out to heroku for all their awesome free addons!
For a family where the father has gone away on an extended business trip, WW_S would scour the Internet and local files for anything the father said. Then, when the children want to get Dad's wisdom, they can by typing in or asking a question - even if he's not physically available.
What about a famous author or celeb? WW_S would spider up everything he or she has said and through a prediction algorithm formulate answers to questions, much like WWPGD.
Heck, you could even do it with characters like Sparky the Bear or Santa Claus. Basically, white label it.
I'm in a rush and typing this out on my phone, but hopefully you've got the gist.