The finest bits of Hacker News, in print.

HACKER BITS is a curated collection of the most popular articles on Hacker News — a social news website widely considered among programmers and entrepreneurs to be the best of its kind.

Every month, we select the top voted articles on Hacker News and publish them in magazine format.

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A few of our contributors?

Seth Godin. Founder of Yoyodyne and Squidoo, a popular blogger and the author of 18 bestselling books.

Jessica Abel. Author of the graphic novel La Perdida and the comics documentary Out on the Wire.

Geoff Ralston. Partner at Y Combinator. Investor in, board member of, and advisor to a variety of start-up companies, mostly in the Bay Area.

Mike Hearn. Former developer of the Bitcoin digital currency system. Previously senior software engineer at Google.

Tom Blomfield. CEO and co-founder of Mondo. Co-founded and GoCardless — both accepted onto Y Combinator.

Joe Armstrong. Inventor of the programming language Erlang.  PhD in computer science, and Adjunct Professor of computer Science at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Who are we?

We (Ray and Maureen) are a husband and wife team from Redmond, Washington.

Maureen is a writer, editor and an enthusiastic cook and collector of useless kitchen gadgets. She is the author of 3 books and more than 100 articles, and her work has appeared in the New York Daily News and various children’s magazines.

Ray is a software engineer and data enthusiast who has been blogging at for over a decade. He loves to learn, teach and grow. You’ll usually find him wrangling data, programming and lifehacking.