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Articles written in 1980 that Hacker News still talks about.
Go back or forward one year. See all articles from 1980 to 1989.
1980Byte Magazine: The Forth Language (archive.org)
285 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 89 comments
1980Bell Labs Org Chart (neil.computer)
172 points | 10 months ago with 70 comments
1980America's Cult of Ignorance (aphelis.net)
169 points | 5 years ago with 113 comments
1980Atari's “The Book” (pdf.textfiles.com)
150 points | 7 years ago with 15 comments
1980Lisp Comes of Age (microship.com)
147 points | 2 years ago with 110 comments
1980LSD – My Problem Child (maps.org)
135 points | 2 years ago with 93 comments
1980Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (worrydream.com)
125 points | 4 years ago with 23 comments
1980How to Get into Farming with No Money (smallfarmersjournal.com)
123 points | 3 years ago with 42 comments
1980Dune Genesis (moodleshare.org)
111 points | 8 years ago with 72 comments
1980Logic Programming and Compiler Writing (sovietov.com)
95 points | 4 years ago with 8 comments
1980Vintage Steve Jobs footage on Apple (computerhistory.org)
94 points | 10 years ago with 22 comments
1980Beam Me Out Of This Death Trap, Scotty (washingtonmonthly.com)
84 points | 8 years ago with 74 comments
1980Omikron TRS-80 Boards, NEWDOS+ and Sundry Other Matters (archive.org)
73 points | 4 years ago with 35 comments
1980Yet Another Modest Proposal: The Roentgen Standard (larryniven.net)
70 points | 9 years ago with 13 comments
1980Down on 'The Farm': Learning How to Spy for the CIA (washingtonpost.com)
69 points | 1 year ago with 13 comments
1980The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics (dartmouth.edu)
66 points | 7 years ago with 37 comments
1980Experience with the Mergenthaler Linotron 202 Phototypesetter (cs.princeton.edu)
66 points | 7 years ago with 19 comments
1980Pilot: An Operating System for a Personal Computer (courses.cs.washington.edu)
61 points | 1 year ago with 21 comments
1980The Hacker Papers (textfiles.com)
49 points | 7 years ago with 8 comments
1980The 6502 Gets Microprogrammable Instructions (wiz-worx.com)
49 points | 7 years ago with 7 comments
1980The Philosophical Implications of the Four-Color Problem (maa.org)
45 points | 2 years ago with 21 comments
1980How the Bicycle Wheel Carries its Load: Held Up by Downward Pull (johnforester.com)
44 points | 7 years ago with 22 comments
1980CO2 and Climate Task Force (AQ-9) (insideclimatenews.org)
43 points | 3 years ago with 21 comments
1980An Introduction to Display Editing with Vi (ex-vi.sourceforge.net)
41 points | 1 year ago with 22 comments

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