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1979History of Lisp (jmc.stanford.edu)
352 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 23 comments
1979Notation as a Tool of Thought (jsoftware.com)
263 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 5 comments
1979BYTE Magazine's Lisp issue (ia902603.us.archive.org)
250 points | 4 years ago with 151 comments
1979Letters between Backus and Dijkstra (medium.com)
237 points | 6 years ago with 122 comments
1979Notation as a Tool of Thought (eecg.toronto.edu)
208 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 13 comments
1979Photos at Microsoft Corp (sound-photo.com)
200 points | 6 years ago with 83 comments
1979Land without Plea Bargaining: How the Germans Do It (digitalcommons.law.yale.edu)
192 points | 9 years ago with 45 comments
1979Byte Magazine – LISP (archive.org)
187 points | 3 years ago with 67 comments
1979On the foolishness of “natural language programming” (cs.utexas.edu)
170 points | 1 year ago with 121 comments
1979'Too negative ': Welsh seaside images (theguardian.com)
152 points | 1 year ago with 70 comments
1979Multics Emacs: The History, Design and Implementation (multicians.org)
147 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 12 comments
1979Atari Star Raiders Source Code (archive.org)
145 points | 6 years ago with 39 comments
1979How to Share a Secret [pdf] (web.mit.edu)
140 points | 1 week ago with 35 comments
1979Constructive mathematics and computer programming (cs.cornell.edu)
130 points | 2 years ago with 22 comments
1979Stories about the B5000 and people who were there (ed-thelen.org)
122 points | 2 years ago with 38 comments
1979Design of Lisp-based Processors (dspace.mit.edu)
117 points | 9 years ago with 35 comments
1979The Quantum Theory and Reality (scientificamerican.com)
93 points | 4 years ago with 163 comments
1979Design of Lisp-Based Processors Or, LAMBDA: The Ultimate Opcode (dspace.mit.edu)
87 points | 7 years ago with 46 comments
1979The Timeless Way of Building (archive.org)
84 points | 6 years ago with 19 comments
1979Fermilab used aspirin to detect water leaks in their rings (history.fnal.gov)
68 points | 4 years ago with 19 comments
1979The Ubiquitous B-Tree (wwwold.cs.umd.edu)
66 points | 7 years ago with 10 comments
1979Naming and Synchronization in a Decentralized Computer System (dtic.mil)
54 points | 3 years ago with 9 comments
1979Russian way with the mathematical travelling salesman (theguardian.com)
46 points | 7 years ago with 10 comments
1979A History of Individually Wrapped Cheese Slices (www56.homepage.villanova.edu)
45 points | 3 years ago with 58 comments
1979Bounds for Sorting by Prefix Reversal by William H. Gates (cs.berkeley.edu)
43 points | 6 years ago with 7 comments
1979Mechanisms in Modern Engineering Design (mirtitles.org)
42 points | 1 year ago with 5 comments

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