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1966Do not remain nameless to yourself (lettersofnote.com)
782 points | 2 years ago with 122 comments
1964The Feynman Lectures on Physics (feynmanlectures.caltech.edu)
722 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 6 months ago with 62 comments
1968Pronunciations for hexadecimal numbers (twitter.com)
497 points | 3 years ago with 117 comments
1967Why Programming Is a Good Medium for Expressing Poorly Understood Ideas (web.media.mit.edu)
320 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 87 comments
1963I Have a Dream (americanrhetoric.com)
309 points | 8 months ago with 173 comments
1963The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Algebra (feynmanlectures.caltech.edu)
288 points | 3 years ago with 40 comments
1961Harrison Bergeron (archive.org)
240 points | 5 days ago with 268 comments
1964The Truth, by Stanisław Lem (thereader.mitpress.mit.edu)
238 points | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 55 comments
1969Apollo 11 implementation of Trigonometric functions (fermatslibrary.com)
212 points | 1 year ago with 40 comments
1960The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (dartmouth.edu)
202 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 4 comments
1969In Event of Moon Disaster (lettersofnote.com)
182 points | 5 years ago with 78 comments
1963The Principia Discordia (principiadiscordia.com)
178 points | 3 years ago with 52 comments
1962Augmenting Human Intellect (dougengelbart.org)
167 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 6 years ago with 16 comments
1969Interview with Frank Herbert and His Wife Beverly Herbert (sinanvural.com)
159 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 11 months ago with 32 comments
1967How to Design, Build and Test Small Liquid-Fuel Rocket Engines (risacher.org)
153 points | 2 years ago with 44 comments
1969Alan Kay Thesis: The Reactive Engine (chilton-computing.org.uk)
149 points | 4 years ago with 28 comments
1960LISP I Programmer's Manual (history.siam.org)
138 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 2 comments
1962Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework (dougengelbart.org)
134 points | 3 years ago with 18 comments
1965Total Resistance: Swiss Army Guide to Guerrilla Warfare (archive.org)
133 points | 7 months ago with 30 comments
1968Mr. Rogers Introduces Kids to Experimental Electronic Music (openculture.com)
132 points | 7 years ago with 26 comments
1964FBI Investigation: “Louie Louie”, The Song (vault.fbi.gov)
129 points | 5 years ago with 142 comments
1962LISP 1.5 Programmer's Manual (softwarepreservation.org)
123 points | 2 years ago with 21 comments
1964The Paranoid Style in American Politics (harpers.org)
120 points | 1 year ago with 101 comments
1961How the hell have you done it? (lettersofnote.com)
118 points | 3 years ago with 13 comments
1967The ABC's of Guiding the Child (centervideo.forest.usf.edu)
117 points | 3 years ago with 25 comments
1963Sketchpad: A man-machine graphical communication system (cl.cam.ac.uk)
116 points | 4 years ago with 26 comments
1966A Lecture on Johnson and Boswell by Jorge Luis Borges (nybooks.com)
115 points | 2 years ago with 30 comments
1967What a Programmer Does (archive.computerhistory.org)
115 points | 6 years ago with 45 comments
1960The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences (maths.ed.ac.uk)
113 points | 3 years ago with 70 comments
1960Man-Computer Symbiosis (groups.csail.mit.edu)
111 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 2 weeks ago with 8 comments
1962Wiring and Cabling: How to Lace Cable Harnesses (dairiki.org)
111 points | 2 years ago with 29 comments
1965An introductory course in computer programming (repository.cmu.edu)
110 points | 5 years ago with 20 comments
1960The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company (gizmodo.com)
109 points | 3 years ago with 20 comments
1962Augmenting Human Intellect (dougengelbart.org)
109 points | 1 year ago with 42 comments
1961Marvin Minsky: Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence (worrydream.com)
107 points | 6 years ago with 1 comments
1964Sartre on the Nobel Prize (nybooks.com)
105 points | 7 years ago with 33 comments
1966Properties of expanding universes (repository.cam.ac.uk)
105 points | 4 years ago with 16 comments
1969An Interview with Stanley Kubrick (visual-memory.co.uk)
104 points | 4 years ago with 12 comments
1963The Feynman Lectures on Physics: The Principle of Least Action (feynmanlectures.caltech.edu)
103 points | 3 years ago with 20 comments
1967Lisp 1.5 Primer (softwarepreservation.org)
103 points | 5 years ago with 27 comments
1960Cyborgs and Space (web.mit.edu)
102 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 10 comments
1968Reality Is Perplexing Enough: An Interview with Jorge Luis Borges (commonwealmagazine.org)
102 points | 1 year ago with 10 comments
1962Operation Northwoods: CIA false-flag op against American citizens (en.wikipedia.org)
98 points across 2 posts | 1 month ago with 2 comments
196517 year old Ray Kurzweil on "I've Got a Secret" (youtube.com)
98 points | 12 years ago with 11 comments
1968Confessions of a Right-Wing Liberal (mises.org)
98 points | 6 years ago with 63 comments
1964Original Dartmouth College BASIC manual (bitsavers.org)
97 points | 1 year ago with 33 comments
1968“God is a Verb” by R. Buckminster Fuller (wholeearth.com)
94 points | 4 years ago with 107 comments
1964System/360 Announcement (ibm.com)
92 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 66 comments
1964Monk: The High Priest of Jazz (reprints.longform.org)
91 points | 8 years ago with 14 comments
1961Minds, Machines and Gödel (users.ox.ac.uk)
89 points | 2 years ago with 46 comments
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