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1978How to build a universe that doesn’t fall apart two days later (urbigenous.net)
286 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 6 months ago with 51 comments
1978The Theory of Interstellar Trade (fermatslibrary.com)
267 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 103 comments
1978Microsoft BASIC for 6502 – Original Source Code (pagetable.com)
250 points | 7 years ago with 70 comments
1978Connections by James Burke (topdocumentaryfilms.com)
218 points | 1 year ago with 80 comments
1978Can programming be liberated from the von Neumann style? (dl.acm.org)
169 points | 11 months ago with 129 comments
1978An Introduction to the EMACS Editor (dspace.mit.edu)
154 points | 3 years ago with 81 comments
1978The Theory of Interstellar Trade (princeton.edu)
132 points | 7 years ago with 57 comments
1978Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? (cs.cmu.edu)
128 points | 5 years ago with 107 comments
1978Farewell, Etaoin Shrdlu: The End of Hot Metal Typesetting at the NY Times (archive.org)
127 points across 2 posts | 1 week ago with 2 comments
1978“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Story Conference Transcript (nloewen.com)
115 points | 9 months ago with 55 comments
1978A micro manual for Lisp – Not the whole truth (ee.ryerson.ca)
109 points | 3 years ago with 16 comments
1978Video: 24 year-old Steve Jobs prepping for his first TV appearance (youtube.com)
94 points | 11 years ago with 14 comments
1978Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? (web.stanford.edu)
91 points | 6 years ago with 57 comments
1978Combinatorial Algorithms (math.upenn.edu)
88 points | 5 years ago with 6 comments
1978Communicating Sequential Processes (cs.cmu.edu)
88 points | 3 years ago with 19 comments
1978BASIC Computer Games (vintage-basic.net)
86 points | 7 years ago with 31 comments
1978Programming in an Interactive Environment: The Lisp Experience (ida.liu.se)
85 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 4 comments
1978The Joys of Unix – NSA Cryptolog (archive.org)
78 points | 7 years ago with 16 comments
1978Truisms (cs.utexas.edu)
74 points | 2 years ago with 43 comments
1978Programming in an Interactive Environment: The “Lisp” Experience (softwarepreservation.org)
73 points | 3 years ago with 2 comments
1978Basic Computer Games (atariarchives.org)
65 points | 8 months ago with 12 comments
1978Trans-Planetary Subway Systems (rand.org)
62 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 20 comments
1978The Art of the Interpreter (dspace.mit.edu)
62 points | 1 year ago with 11 comments
1978Why Apple II Is the World's Best Selling Personal Computer (archive.org)
55 points | 1 year ago with 82 comments
1978A Unix System Implementation for System/370 (tuhs.org)
55 points | 2 years ago with 9 comments
1978Time, Clocks, and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System (amturing.acm.org)
54 points | 6 years ago with 7 comments
1978Flight 1080 (tristar500.net)
53 points | 2 years ago with 21 comments
1978On-The-Fly Garbage Collection: An Exercise in Cooperation (lamport.azurewebsites.net)
51 points | 4 years ago with 12 comments
1978APL is more French than English (jsoftware.com)
50 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 3 comments
1978The Mindful Brain: Cortical Organization, Theory of Higher Brain Function (homes.mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de)
49 points | 7 years ago with 7 comments
1978Computers in the home? (clickamericana.com)
45 points | 6 years ago with 16 comments
1978Digital VT100 (oldcomputr.com)
44 points | 1 year ago with 23 comments

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