(Source: Paul Graham) When I finished grad school in computer science I
went to art school to study painting. A lot of people seemed surprised that
someone interested in computers would also be interested in painting. They
seemed to think that hacking and painting were very different kinds of
work— that hacking was cold, precise, and methodical, and that
painting was the frenzied expression of some primal urge.
Both of these images are wrong. Hacking and painting have a lot in common.
In fact, of all the different types of people I’ve known, hackers and
painters are among the most alike. www.paulgraham.com/hp.html