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1985Feynman: I am burned out and I'll never accomplish anything (asc.ohio-state.edu)
915 points | 5 annotations | 1 year ago with 276 comments
1985Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs (reprints.longform.org)
439 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 99 comments
1985The result would be a catastrophe (lettersofnote.com)
381 points | 6 years ago with 187 comments
1985The Parable of the Two Programmers (csd.uwo.ca)
381 points | 7 years ago with 160 comments
1985Programming as Theory Building (pages.cs.wisc.edu)
342 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 11 comments
1985Bumper Sticker Computer Science (bowdoin.edu)
312 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 49 comments
1985Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs (longform.org)
253 points | 7 years ago with 148 comments
1985The Orange Juice Test (intercom.com)
246 points | 3 years ago with 173 comments
1985East German secret police guide for identifying youth subcultures (twitter.com)
246 points | 3 years ago with 78 comments
1985Microsoft Has It All—Almost (nytimes.com)
208 points | 4 years ago with 146 comments
1985Programming as Theory Building (gist.github.com)
193 points | 1 year ago with 35 comments
1985What happened to the laptop computer? (nytimes.com)
164 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 86 comments
1985The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Thinker (rheingold.com)
128 points | 2 years ago with 31 comments
1985How to Write with Style (peterstekel.com)
124 points | 7 years ago with 17 comments
1985Underwater Exploring Is Banned in Brazil (nytimes.com)
122 points | 3 years ago with 100 comments
1985Weizsäcker's speech on 40th anniversary of WW2's end (bundespraesident.de)
118 points | 1 year ago with 105 comments
1985Crabs: The bitmap terror (lucacardelli.name)
117 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 9 comments
1985The Connection Machine (dspace.mit.edu)
114 points | 5 years ago with 59 comments
1985Inside Macintosh (weihenstephan.org)
112 points | 2 years ago with 51 comments
1985How to do with probabilities what people say you can’t (ftp.cs.ucla.edu)
108 points | 3 years ago with 22 comments
1985Forth BBS 2 (github.com)
103 points | 5 months ago with 12 comments
1985Why Forth Isn't Slow (archive.org)
101 points | 1 year ago with 65 comments
1985Performance and evaluation of Lisp systems (rpgpoet.com)
98 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 2 comments
1985What is a Hacker? (cs.berkeley.edu)
96 points | 7 years ago with 29 comments
1985Terry Prachett: Why Gandalf Never Married (ansible.co.uk)
95 points | 13 years ago with 39 comments
1985Miranda: A non-strict functional language with polymorphic types (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
95 points | 5 years ago with 37 comments
1985American Pictures (american-pictures.com)
90 points | 2 years ago with 20 comments
1985Apple Krackers Guide (bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de)
88 points | 4 years ago with 3 comments
1985Briefing note: US Deputy Secretary Of State meeting with Andrei Gromyko (history.state.gov)
86 points | 1 year ago with 49 comments
1985The Dark Ages of AI (pdfs.semanticscholar.org)
85 points | 2 years ago with 28 comments
1985Super Mario Bros Coin Sound (365blanc.blogspot.com)
83 points | 9 years ago with 10 comments
1985Why Do Computers Stop and What Can Be Done About It? (hpl.hp.com)
83 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 3 comments
1985Design case history: the Commodore 64 (spectrum.ieee.org)
80 points | 3 years ago with 9 comments
1985CROBOTS is a programming game, for programmers or aspiring programmers (tpoindex.github.io)
76 points | 6 years ago with 9 comments
1985Thinking Like a Mathematician (news.psu.edu)
73 points | 6 years ago with 4 comments
1985The Case Against Credentialism (theatlantic.com)
72 points | 7 years ago with 22 comments
1985On anthropomorphism in science (cs.utexas.edu)
70 points | 4 years ago with 62 comments
1985Cryptography with Cellular Automata (stephenwolfram.com)
67 points | 4 years ago with 15 comments
1985Oral History of Bob Barton and the Burroughs B5000 team (web.archive.org)
63 points | 10 years ago with 7 comments
1985Metamagical Themas: Sanity and Survival (gwern.net)
61 points | 4 years ago with 7 comments
1985The Carver Challenge (stereophile.com)
59 points | 1 year ago with 28 comments
1985The dark ages of AI: A panel discussion at AAAI-84 (researchgate.net)
57 points | 2 years ago with 67 comments
1985Lucid, the Dataflow Programming Language (worrydream.com)
57 points | 5 years ago with 13 comments
1985Swiss German is not context-free (unlike virtually all other languages) (eecs.harvard.edu)
54 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 5 comments
1985Feynman vs. the Abacus (ee.ryerson.ca)
54 points | 9 months ago with 38 comments
1985Police Drop Bomb on Radicals' Home in Philadelphia (nytimes.com)
50 points | 7 years ago with 60 comments
1985Space-based ballistic missile defense: a multidimensional analysis (dspace.mit.edu)
49 points | 2 months ago with 26 comments
1985E.W.Dijkstra Archive: Interview (cs.utexas.edu)
48 points | 8 years ago with 24 comments
1985Whatever happened to the laptop computer? (nytimes.com)
48 points | 6 years ago with 53 comments
1985The Researcher's Bible (homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk)
48 points | 7 years ago with 6 comments
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