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Articles written in 1983 that Hacker News still talks about.
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1983Byte Magazine: The C Programming Language (archive.org)
1245 points across 11 posts | 2 months ago with 275 comments
1983The Story of Mel (cs.utah.edu)
443 points | 3 months ago with 166 comments
1983New UNIX implementation (groups.google.com)
370 points | 9 years ago with 159 comments
1983A Story About ‘Magic' (catb.org)
358 points across 3 posts | 3 months ago with 35 comments
1983The Theory of Relational Databases (web.cecs.pdx.edu)
261 points | 3 years ago with 24 comments
1983CIA Doc on Time Travel, Consciousness, and Existence of the Absolute (cia.gov)
248 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 76 comments
1983The man who mistook his wife for a hat (lrb.co.uk)
217 points | 7 years ago with 26 comments
1983Apple Reveals ‘Lisa’, Its $50M Gamble (newsweek.com)
158 points | 3 years ago with 179 comments
1983Bill Gates in Byte Magazine: The Future of Software Design (archive.org)
156 points | 2 years ago with 37 comments
1983An Inside Look at MS-DOS – The design decisions behind the popular OS (patersontech.com)
154 points | 2 weeks ago with 33 comments
1983A Proposal For A System To Replace Ordinary Record Merchandising (zappa.com)
150 points | 10 years ago with 27 comments
1983Ironies of Automation (ise.ncsu.edu)
147 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 11 comments
1983BYTE Magazine: The C Language (archive.org)
141 points | 7 years ago with 46 comments
1983Silence Is a Commons (dlc.dlib.indiana.edu)
140 points | 1 year ago with 17 comments
1983ZX Spectrum BASIC programming (worldofspectrum.net)
138 points | 1 week ago with 53 comments
1983The Coming Crisis in Home Computers (nytimes.com)
130 points | 4 years ago with 180 comments
1983Silence Is a Commons (davidtinapple.com)
127 points | 1 year ago with 31 comments
1983Smalltalk 80 – Blue Book (stephane.ducasse.free.fr)
122 points | 3 years ago with 42 comments
1983Free Unix (article.olduse.net)
122 points | 9 years ago with 35 comments
1983Ironies of Automation (bainbrdg.demon.co.uk)
119 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 3 comments
1983Hints for Computer System Design (microsoft.com)
118 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 1 comments
1983Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) – Physical Mathematician (sci-hub.se)
116 points | 1 year ago with 44 comments
1983The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce (esquire.com)
107 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 9 comments
1983Inventing the Atari 2600 (spectrum.ieee.org)
103 points | 11 months ago with 47 comments
1983Cellular Automata (content.wolfram.com)
95 points | 1 year ago with 20 comments
1983Moral Mazes: Bureaucracy and Managerial Work (hbr.org)
93 points | 2 years ago with 18 comments
1983Hints for Computer System Design (bwlampson.site)
81 points | 3 years ago with 4 comments
1983The story of Mel (pbm.com)
80 points | 13 years ago with 22 comments
1983Hints for Computer System Design (research.microsoft.com)
79 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 9 comments
1983Put That There [video] (youtube.com)
76 points | 4 months ago with 16 comments
1983John Walker's Crisis Letter to Autodesk Employees (fourmilab.ch)
75 points | 14 years ago with 17 comments
1983How and How Not to Write a Good Systems Paper (usenix.org)
75 points | 3 years ago with 0 comments
1983The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce (web.stanford.edu)
70 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 6 comments
1983The day that changed the way we see software (gnu.org)
69 points | 12 years ago with 12 comments
1983IBM Logo Manual (archive.org)
68 points | 1 year ago with 32 comments
1983Unix System V Release 1 Programming Guide (bitsavers.trailing-edge.com)
67 points | 7 years ago with 8 comments
1983The Gandhi Nobody Knows (replay.waybackmachine.org)
66 points | 11 years ago with 40 comments
1983On the cognitive effects of learning computer programming (web.stanford.edu)
66 points | 5 years ago with 6 comments
1983Direct Manipulation: A Step Beyond Programming Languages (csc.kth.se)
65 points | 6 years ago with 7 comments
1983Barriers to Equality in Academia: Women in Computer Science at MIT (homes.cs.washington.edu)
63 points | 5 years ago with 33 comments
1983Perfect Numbers (fermatslibrary.com)
59 points | 1 year ago with 6 comments
1983What to Do When the Trisector Comes (web.mst.edu)
54 points | 5 years ago with 28 comments
1983Transporting a portable operating system: UNIX to an IBM minicomputer (zero.sci-hub.se)
50 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 4 comments
1983Clascal Reference Manual for the Lisa (mirrorservice.org)
49 points | 4 years ago with 5 comments
1983The function of dream sleep (profiles.nlm.nih.gov)
48 points | 4 years ago with 5 comments
1983Comité Liquidant Ou Détournant Les Ordinateurs (C.L.O.D.O.) (theanarchistlibrary.org)
46 points | 4 months ago with 10 comments
1983Computer Crime: Pirates and Phone Phreaks (archive.org)
45 points | 2 years ago with 10 comments
1983The Trouble with Fusion (orcutt.net)
44 points | 3 years ago with 44 comments
1983DEC Answers Leap Year Complaint (www-users.cs.york.ac.uk)
42 points | 2 years ago with 10 comments
1983Implementing atomic actions on decentralized data (dl.acm.org)
40 points | 2 years ago with 7 comments
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