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2017Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web (spectrum.ieee.org)
741 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 124 comments
2019How the Boeing 737 Max disaster looks to a software developer (spectrum.ieee.org)
719 points across 3 posts | 9 months ago with 136 comments
2017Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web (spectrum.ieee.org)
353 points | 2 years ago with 196 comments
1985Xerox PARC’s engineers on how they invented the future and Xerox lost it (spectrum.ieee.org)
336 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 114 comments
2001An Engineer's View of Venture Capitalists (spectrum.ieee.org)
202 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 116 comments
2004How a Swedish engineer saved a once-in-a-lifetime mission to Titan (spectrum.ieee.org)
179 points | 8 years ago with 47 comments
2016Claude Shannon: Tinkerer, Prankster, and Father of Information Theory (spectrum.ieee.org)
178 points | 1 year ago with 34 comments
2018Build your own professional-grade audio amp on the sort-of cheap (spectrum.ieee.org)
176 points | 2 years ago with 131 comments
201175-year-old woman with shovel accidentally took down Armenia's internet (spectrum.ieee.org)
169 points | 2 years ago with 97 comments
2013The STEM Crisis Is a Myth (spectrum.ieee.org)
169 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 102 comments
2013The STEM Crisis Is a Myth (spectrum.ieee.org)
166 points | 1 year ago with 259 comments
2017JPL's Design for a Clockwork Rover to Explore Venus (spectrum.ieee.org)
149 points | 1 year ago with 47 comments
2014The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy (spectrum.ieee.org)
128 points | 6 years ago with 85 comments
2017Texas Instruments’ Biggest Blunder: The TMS9900 Microprocessor (spectrum.ieee.org)
127 points | 1 week ago with 36 comments
1988Inventing PostScript, the tech that took the pain out of printing (spectrum.ieee.org)
125 points | 7 months ago with 51 comments
2009Java’s Forgotten Forebear (spectrum.ieee.org)
122 points | 3 years ago with 80 comments
2012San Francisco’s Secret DC Grid (spectrum.ieee.org)
120 points | 1 year ago with 103 comments
2002The Video Game Software Wizardry of Id (spectrum.ieee.org)
113 points | 5 years ago with 32 comments
2018Ted Nelson on What Modern Programmers Can Learn from the Past (spectrum.ieee.org)
110 points | 3 months ago with 89 comments
2014Candy Wrappers Are Listening (spectrum.ieee.org)
109 points | 4 years ago with 42 comments
2011The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix (spectrum.ieee.org)
108 points | 6 years ago with 35 comments
1983Inventing the Atari 2600 (spectrum.ieee.org)
103 points | 11 months ago with 47 comments
2009Automated to Death (spectrum.ieee.org)
100 points | 6 years ago with 45 comments
2018The future of data storage is still magnetic tape (spectrum.ieee.org)
97 points | 1 year ago with 105 comments
2015Children Beating Up Robot Inspires New Escape Maneuver System (spectrum.ieee.org)
88 points | 4 years ago with 61 comments
2017The Future of Computing Depends on Making It Reversible (spectrum.ieee.org)
87 points | 3 years ago with 39 comments
2009Microchips That Shook the World (spectrum.ieee.org)
87 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 24 comments
2014I stopped cosmonauts from carrying guns (spectrum.ieee.org)
82 points | 4 months ago with 115 comments
1985Design case history: the Commodore 64 (spectrum.ieee.org)
80 points | 4 years ago with 9 comments
2009The LED's Dark Secret (spectrum.ieee.org)
79 points | 8 years ago with 45 comments
2016London’s Crossrail Is a $21B Test of Virtual Modeling (spectrum.ieee.org)
78 points | 1 year ago with 56 comments
2007The Athens Affair – The most audacious cell-network break-in (spectrum.ieee.org)
77 points | 8 years ago with 11 comments
2014AIs Have Mastered Chess. Will Go Be Next? (spectrum.ieee.org)
76 points | 6 years ago with 55 comments
2016Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System (spectrum.ieee.org)
73 points | 4 years ago with 57 comments
2012How RCA Lost the LCD (spectrum.ieee.org)
71 points | 5 years ago with 13 comments
2016The Surprising Story of the First Microprocessors (spectrum.ieee.org)
68 points | 1 year ago with 67 comments
2018How We Reverse Engineered the Cuban “Sonic Weapon” Attack (spectrum.ieee.org)
68 points | 1 year ago with 43 comments
2012The Truth About Terahertz (spectrum.ieee.org)
63 points | 4 years ago with 21 comments
2005Of Modes and Men (spectrum.ieee.org)
62 points | 2 years ago with 25 comments
1999'Minting' electronic cash (spectrum.ieee.org)
60 points | 1 year ago with 88 comments
2007Cracking Go (spectrum.ieee.org)
58 points | 6 years ago with 20 comments
2018The Rodney Brooks Rules for Predicting a Technology’s Commercial Success (spectrum.ieee.org)
58 points | 1 year ago with 20 comments
2015Let’s Build a Global Power Grid (spectrum.ieee.org)
57 points | 2 years ago with 23 comments
2005A small British firm shows that software bugs aren't inevitable (spectrum.ieee.org)
55 points | 7 years ago with 60 comments
2008Why CPU Frequency Stalled (spectrum.ieee.org)
51 points | 6 years ago with 48 comments
1988Why the last major U.S. television set maker, Zenith, finally gave up (spectrum.ieee.org)
51 points | 2 months ago with 35 comments
2014Dudley Buck's Forgotten Cryotron Computer (spectrum.ieee.org)
48 points | 6 years ago with 6 comments
1989A Design Battle Between Chip Engineers Led to Polaroid’s SX-70 Camera (spectrum.ieee.org)
41 points | 5 months ago with 11 comments
2012The Dawn of Haiku OS (spectrum.ieee.org)
41 points | 1 year ago with 15 comments
2016The Jacquard Loom: A Driver of the Industrial Revolution (spectrum.ieee.org)
41 points | 4 years ago with 4 comments
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