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Articles written in 1984 that Hacker News still talks about.
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1984Byte Magazine Special Issue: Smalltalk (archive.org)
811 points across 9 posts | 3 months ago with 113 comments
1984Window System X (talisman.org)
263 points | 10 months ago with 164 comments
1984Dynamic Programming: The Name (learning.cis.upenn.edu)
238 points | 6 years ago with 61 comments
1984The UNIX Programming Environment (archive.org)
231 points | 3 months ago with 105 comments
1984Thinking Forth – A Language and Philosophy for Solving Problems (1scyem2bunjw1ghzsf1cjwwn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com)
225 points | 3 years ago with 41 comments
1984KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov's warning to America (youtube.com)
199 points | 9 months ago with 154 comments
1984Why Functional Programming Matters (cse.chalmers.se)
181 points | 5 years ago with 140 comments
1984The Alice and Bob After Dinner Speech (downlode.org)
170 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 18 comments
1984Why Men Love War (esquire.com)
165 points | 4 years ago with 174 comments
1984Original Spec for Lotus Notes (kapor.com)
158 points | 5 years ago with 75 comments
1984Lisp Machine Manual (hanshuebner.github.io)
142 points | 5 years ago with 152 comments
1984Thinking Forth (thinking-forth.sourceforge.net)
132 points | 1 week ago with 49 comments
1984A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge (medium.com)
119 points | 8 years ago with 13 comments
1984Whole Earth Software Catalog (archive.org)
114 points | 2 years ago with 44 comments
1984Why Men Love War (public.wsu.edu)
109 points | 7 years ago with 92 comments
1984The Alice and Bob After Dinner Speech (urbigenous.net)
102 points | 4 years ago with 23 comments
1984Ken Thompson: Reflections on Trusting Trust (cm.bell-labs.com)
101 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 9 comments
1984A Generative Grammar for Jazz Chord Sequences (sci-hub.tf)
100 points | 1 year ago with 35 comments
1984Computer Software (fermatslibrary.com)
95 points | 3 years ago with 20 comments
1984The 2 Sigma Problem (web.mit.edu)
94 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 46 comments
1984Cottage Computer Programming (atariarchives.org)
92 points | 8 years ago with 30 comments
1984Interview with Bill Joy (web.cecs.pdx.edu)
90 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 1 comments
1984Opening the Hood of a Word Processor (worrydream.com)
85 points | 4 years ago with 11 comments
1984Thinking Forth (thinking-forth.sourceforge.net)
84 points | 7 years ago with 31 comments
1984All these companies were a lot smarter than us. What we had was luck (atariarchives.org)
84 points | 2 years ago with 27 comments
19841984, the Year of the 32-bit Microprocessor (archive.org)
78 points | 3 years ago with 48 comments
1984How to Expose an Eavesdropper (fermatslibrary.com)
76 points | 6 years ago with 5 comments
1984Reflections on Trusting Trust (cs.cmu.edu)
75 points | 2 years ago with 19 comments
1984Metafont (tug.ctan.org)
71 points | 2 years ago with 52 comments
1984Garbage collection in a large Lisp system (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
70 points | 5 years ago with 38 comments
1984Stanislav Grof Interviews Dr. Albert Hofmann, Big Sur, California (maps.org)
69 points | 8 months ago with 35 comments
1984The fourth dimension: Toward a geometry of higher reality (rudyrucker.com)
68 points | 9 months ago with 13 comments
1984The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville (www8.gsb.columbia.edu)
67 points | 4 years ago with 33 comments
1984Texas Instruments on Scheme (groups.csail.mit.edu)
65 points | 5 years ago with 13 comments
1984IBM System 38 (cs.washington.edu)
64 points | 7 years ago with 58 comments
1984Robot Odyssey (robotodyssey.online)
64 points | 2 years ago with 8 comments
1984Interview with Bill Joy (web.archive.org)
62 points | 1 year ago with 22 comments
1984Rule-Based Expert Systems (people.dbmi.columbia.edu)
59 points | 11 months ago with 19 comments
1984In the Strange Land of Robert Heinlein (washingtonpost.com)
58 points | 1 year ago with 65 comments
1984Personal Computers – Hardware Review – Apple Weighs in With Macintosh (nytimes.com)
57 points | 8 years ago with 8 comments
1984Buridan's Principle (microsoft.com)
57 points | 2 years ago with 69 comments
1984Personal computers: does everyone need to learn programming? (nytimes.com)
56 points | 2 years ago with 25 comments
1984UNIX Text Formatting Using the -ms Macros (hactrn.net)
55 points | 2 years ago with 17 comments
1984NASA/Hasselblad Astronaut's Photography Manual (hasselblad.com)
52 points | 8 years ago with 5 comments
1984Is It O.K. To Be A Luddite? (nytimes.com)
52 points | 7 years ago with 8 comments
1984Procfs: Processes as Files (lucasvr.gobolinux.org)
50 points | 1 year ago with 15 comments
1984J. G. Ballard, The Art of Fiction No. 85 (theparisreview.org)
47 points | 1 year ago with 11 comments
1984The Commodore 64 Home Companion (datassette.nyc3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com)
46 points | 1 year ago with 4 comments
1984Value Of Windowing Is Questioned (nytimes.com)
44 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 9 comments
1984NASA's First Standard Spacecraft Computer (fermatslibrary.com)
43 points | 5 years ago with 6 comments
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