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Patrick Keys started Y Combinator Universe in 2010. At that time, a new generation of technology companies was emerging at a pace unseen since the the late 1990’s. Patrick decided to write about all this innovation, drawing on his own experience of living in San Francisco during the dot-com era and many years of following the tech sector.
About The Name
In computer science, the y combinator is a function that invokes other functions and can even invoke itself. In the real world, the universe is likewise an infinite routine of creation and self-creation. Simply put, one thing leads to another.
What is a Y Combinator
According to Wikipedia:
Y combinator is one of the most well-known fixed-point combinators in untyped lambda calculus. In computer science, a fixed-point combinator (or fixpoint combinator) is a higher-order function… A higher-order function (also functional form, functional or functor) is a function that takes one or more functions as an input and/or outputs a function.
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Each separate being in the universe returns to the common source. – Tao Te Ching