Little man on campus


Paul Graham was approached to give a talk at a high school and was stymied by the question "What do you say to a room full of high-school students?"

Paul Graham is a wildly-respected computer scientist, author, and dot-com millionaire. Recently he was approached to give a talk at a high school (the invitation was later rescinded when the powers that be found out what a low opinion Paul Graham has of high school) and was stymied by the question "What do you say to a room full of high-school students?"

What he came up with was a list of all the things he wishes somebody had told him in high school. The resulting essay, "What You'll Wish You'd Known " is something that every kid who doesn't fit the "these are the best years of your life" mold in high school should probably get a chance to read. It is also validation for those of us who are along past those days but still wonder what the hell those four years were supposed to be all about. Enjoy.

Posted: Fri - January 21, 2005 at 03:15 PM        


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