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Good Writings: Source of Inspiration

Good writings always inspire us. It remains a good source of inspiration. How does it remain a source of inspiration? I cannot explain the internal mechanism but it works just like songs or paintings or anything good in this life. Good writings, interesting articles or books are not something that you find always. It’s a kind of good discovery!

It’s not mandatory

Yes, it’s not mandatory to write about computer programming all the time. I don’t like it to be an addict of anything. There are so many good things in life.
I tell everyone – one thing – keep discovering. Find something new that might incite love, compassion for other people.
And there are so many nice people all over the world who will inspire you to do something good, something creative and something that will help other people. We need to find their works.

How about Peter Norvig?

Peter Norvig is the director of research – Google.

Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig’s Official Site
For further reading about him, please visit Wikipedia page of Mr. Norvig.
Wikipedia page for Peter Norvig
One article by Mr. Norvig is really interesting if you really want to learn programming seriously.
Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years
From Norvig’s writing we know two names. One is Eric Raymond, author of The New Hacker’s Dictionary and the other one is Jamie Zawinski.

It’s a chain of good discoveries, isn’t it?

Let us first read what Jamie Zawinski writes about himself:

jamie zawinski

jamie zawinski

Hi, I’m Jamie Zawinski. I’m the proprietor of DNA Lounge, a world famous and award-winning all ages dance club and live music venue in San Francisco, and of DNA Pizza, the 24 hour cafe and pizzeria next door.

Prior to that, I worked as a programmer. I was one of the founders of Netscape and Mozilla.org, and have been involved in the free software and open source community since the mid-80s. I was the primary developer of Lucid Emacs (now XEmacs), and probably wrote most of your screen savers.

Now you may want to read his blog: Blog of Jamie Zawinski

New Hacker’s Dictionary

Eric Steven Raymond, often referred to as ESR, is an American software developer, author of the widely cited 1997 essay and 1999 book The Cathedral and the Bazaar and other works, and open-source software advocate.

eric raymond

eric raymond

One of the most popular article by Mr. Raymond is How To Become A Hacker