Writers that inspire me

Kunal Marwaha

# Julia Evans
# Nadia Eghbal
# David Chapman
# Greg Wilson
# Derek Sivers
# Bret Victor
# Terry Tao
# Scott Aaronson
# Matt Might

# Julia Evans

https://jvns.ca/

Julia creates incredible how-to-code “zines” and writes openly about her experiences with technology.

# Nadia Eghbal

https://nadiaeghbal.com/

Nadia studies the economics of open-source software and social media. I like her perspectives on “reputation economies” and her musings about the invisible stories within a city or platform.

# David Chapman

https://meaningness.com/

David writes about how logic-oriented people can find meaning beyond what is “rational”. He focuses on wonder, creation, play, and nebulosity, describing the beauty of living for people prone to nihilism.

# Greg Wilson

https://third-bit.com/

Greg writes about teaching computer skills to novices with grace and kindness. He founded the incredible organization Software Carpentry and often thinks about how to teach technology with others.

# Derek Sivers

https://sive.rs/

Derek writes candidly about music, technology, and finding peace in life.

# Bret Victor

http://worrydream.com/

Bret writes about re-imagining the technologies we use in ways that transform how we use them.

# Terry Tao

https://terrytao.wordpress.com/

Terry is a famous mathematician that writes about mathematics for many audiences. The uninitiated and the expert can learn something from his blog.

# Scott Aaronson

https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/

Scott is a famous computer scientist that maintains an open blog on quantum computing and other topics he finds interesting. I especially enjoy the comment section of his blog posts, where Scott responds to every well-intentioned comment and many brilliant people participate.

# Matt Might

http://matt.might.net/

Matt is an academic who changed disciplines after his child was diagnosed with a rare illness. He writes helpful guides about finding one’s way as an academic.


No matter their flaws, any human can teach you something.