Paul Graham Essays Ranking

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In response to a question on YC News ( )
I've computed something similar to the Page Rank algorithm for the
Paul Graham Essays I've listed.

Here is the result:

23.02 Beating the Averages
19.84 Lisp for Web-Based Applications
5.56 What You Can't Say
3.81 Revenge of the Nerds
3.72 The Roots of Lisp
3.66 The Age of the Essay
3.29 What Made Lisp Different
3.26 Why Nerds are Unpopular
2.81 Taste for Makers
2.77 Great Hackers
2.33 The Other Road Ahead
2.12 How to Make Wealth
1.91 Succinctness is Power
1.74 A Unified Theory of VC Suckage
1.73 The Word "Hacker"
1.67 How to Start a Startup
1.43 Hiring is Obsolete
1.39 Why Startups Condense in America
1.39 Programming Bottom-Up
1.35 Inequality and Risk
1.35 How to Be Silicon Valley
1.21 After the Ladder
1.04 How to Do What You Love
1.00 Good and Bad Procrastination
0.90 After Credentials
0.88 The Equity Equation
0.88 How Not to Die
0.84 What You'll Wish You'd Known
0.83 A Plan for Spam
0.80 How to Be an Angel Investor
0.76 Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy
0.74 The High-Res Society
0.67 The Python Paradox
0.65 Ideas for Startups
0.64 Better Bayesian Filtering
0.64 Filters that Fight Back
0.61 Relentlessly Resourceful
0.61 The Future of Web Startups
0.61 The Hundred-Year Language
0.60 Why Smart People Have Bad Ideas
0.59 The Submarine
0.59 The Power of the Marginal
0.59 How to Fund a Startup
0.56 Why TV Lost
0.56 High Resolution Fundraising
0.56 Being Popular
0.56 Stuff
0.56 Trolls
0.49 Why There Aren't More Googles
0.49 The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups
0.48 The Top Idea in Your Mind
0.48 Hackers and Painters
0.47 What the Bubble Got Right
0.46 Five Questions about Language Design
0.46 The Venture Capital Squeeze
0.45 Cities and Ambition
0.44 Startups in 13 Sentences
0.44 A Fundraising Survival Guide
0.44 The Hacker's Guide to Investors
0.43 Design and Research
0.43 Two Kinds of Judgement
0.40 An Alternative Theory of Unions
0.38 Can You Buy a Silicon Valley? Maybe.
0.38 Why to Move to a Startup Hub
0.35 Founder Control
0.35 Why to Not Not Start a Startup
0.34 What Business Can Learn from Open Source

The following are all on 0.31:

Five Founders
The Acceleration of Addictiveness
Subject: Airbnb
Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas
Apple's Mistake
The Other Half of "Artists Ship"
You Weren't Meant to Have a Boss
It's Charisma, Stupid
News from the Front
Copy What You Like
The Anatomy of Determination
How to Disagree
Persuade xor Discover
Disconnecting Distraction
Could VC be a Casualty of the Recession?
What Languages Fix
What We Look for in Founders
Learning from Founders
The Founder Visa
The Future of Startup Funding
Mind the Gap
Be Good
How Art Can Be Good
What I've Learned from Hacker News
Holding a Program in One's Head
Some Heroes
Why Startup Hubs Work
Keep Your Identity Small
If Lisp is So Great
How to Present to Investors
The Island Test
Java's Cover
What Kate Saw in Silicon Valley
A Version 1.0
Lies We Tell Kids
Return of the Mac
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule
Microsoft is Dead
A Student's Guide to Startups
Six Principles for Making New Things
Why Arc Isn't Especially Object-Oriented
The List of N Things
Organic Startup Ideas
The Patent Pledge
How to Do Philosophy
Bradley's Ghost
The Pooled-Risk Company Management Company
Defining Property
Post-Medium Publishing
Ramen Profitable
See Randomness
What Startups Are Really Like
A Local Revolution?
Schlep Blindness
Where to See Silicon Valley
The Trouble with the Segway
How to Lose Time and Money
What I Did this Summer
Are Software Patents Evil?
Writing and Speaking
The Hardest Lessons for Startups to Learn
The New Funding Landscape
Made in USA
Snapshot: Viaweb, June 1998
Web 2.0
Why YC
Is It Worth Being Wise?
A Word to the Resourceful
Writing, Briefly
What Happened to Yahoo
A New Venture Animal


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