YC Digest – 12/18-1/01
> Applications for the Female Founders Conference are open


Launches

Essays
Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In by Paul Graham: “The US has less than 5% of the world’s population. Which means if the qualities that make someone a great programmer are evenly distributed, 95% of great programmers are born outside the US.” 
> We’re all communication hoarders by Aaron Harris: “There’s a class of product yet to be successfully created that can sift through all of my communication, across all platforms, that finds what is actually meaningful.” 
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