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Articles written in 1986 that Hacker News still talks about.
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1986People Simply Empty Out (lettersofnote.com)
399 points | 4 years ago with 226 comments
1986Hacker’s Manifesto (phrack.org)
354 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 1 comments
1986Programmers At Work: Bill Gates (programmersatwork.wordpress.com)
348 points across 2 posts | 10 years ago with 175 comments
1986Why Read the Classics? (nybooks.com)
310 points | 5 years ago with 160 comments
1986Unix Recovery Legend (ee.ryerson.ca)
306 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 97 comments
1986You and Your Research (cs.virginia.edu)
268 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 90 comments
1986For every 1% increase in the number of lawyers, economic growth falls 3% (sciencedirect.com)
248 points | 3 years ago with 89 comments
1986The Hacker's Manifesto (usc.edu)
248 points | 7 years ago with 146 comments
1986The History of FoxPro: Interview with Wayne Ratliff (foxprohistory.org)
179 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 47 comments
1986No Silver Bullet (worrydream.com)
175 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 85 comments
1986He Understood Not Only What We Did but What We Were Supposed to Do (articles.latimes.com)
161 points | 9 years ago with 10 comments
1986Unix Recovery Legend (ee.ryerson.ca:8080)
143 points | 8 years ago with 60 comments
1986Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle (science.ksc.nasa.gov)
135 points | 10 years ago with 79 comments
1986You and Your Research (cs.utexas.edu)
132 points | 1 year ago with 33 comments
1986Notation as a Tool of Thought (eecg.utoronto.ca)
131 points | 2 years ago with 65 comments
1986The perplexing life of Ernő Rubik (fei.edu.br)
128 points | 6 years ago with 28 comments
1986Grace Hopper on Late Night with David Letterman (youtube.com)
126 points | 1 year ago with 28 comments
1986Personal Observations on Reliability of Shuttle (history.nasa.gov)
109 points | 6 years ago with 15 comments
1986The CIA's Deadly Deceits and the Vietnam War, with Ralph McGehee (ourhiddenhistory.org)
104 points | 3 years ago with 65 comments
1986The Design of Postgres (db.cs.berkeley.edu)
94 points | 7 years ago with 0 comments
1986The Conscience of a Hacker (textfiles.com)
86 points | 7 months ago with 27 comments
198668000 Tricks and Traps – Some assembly language programming guidelines (easy68k.com)
82 points | 6 years ago with 34 comments
1986Ada is not just another programming language (sci-hub.se)
81 points | 2 years ago with 66 comments
1986Unix Recovery Legend (ecb.torontomu.ca)
80 points | 9 months ago with 26 comments
1986Behind the Scenes of a Bank Takeover by FDIC (latimes.com)
79 points | 1 year ago with 48 comments
1986Simulating Fluid Dynamics with Cellular Automata (content.wolfram.com)
79 points | 3 years ago with 14 comments
1986“Little Languages” by Jon Bentley (staff.um.edu.mt)
78 points | 5 years ago with 17 comments
1986Basic Cave Diving: A Blueprint for Survival (nsscds.org)
77 points | 5 years ago with 43 comments
1986How Not to Lie with Statistics: Avoiding Common Mistakes (dash.harvard.edu)
76 points | 9 years ago with 13 comments
1986My Life as a Forth Interpreter (bit-player.org)
73 points | 10 years ago with 19 comments
1986The Case for Shared Nothing (db.cs.berkeley.edu)
70 points | 5 years ago with 5 comments
1986A Macintosh History (systemtalk.org)
66 points | 1 year ago with 17 comments
1986Richard Hamming: You and Your Research (paulgraham.com)
66 points | 11 years ago with 27 comments
1986Orbit: An Optimizing Compiler for Scheme (cpsc.yale.edu)
62 points | 6 years ago with 26 comments
1986Inside the deal that made Bill Gates $350M (unf.edu)
61 points | 8 years ago with 30 comments
1986The Implementation of the Icon Programming Language (www2.cs.arizona.edu)
60 points | 5 years ago with 10 comments
1986The Semantics of Destructive Lisp (sul-derivatives.stanford.edu)
55 points | 7 years ago with 4 comments
1986Intractable Problems in Control Theory (mit.edu)
52 points | 6 years ago with 11 comments
1986Norway – An Inside Perspective (robertpriddy.com)
48 points | 7 years ago with 35 comments
1986BYTE Interview With Richard Stallman (gnu.org)
48 points | 11 years ago with 39 comments
1986On Bullshit (csudh.edu)
47 points | 8 years ago with 9 comments
1986The Lecture System in Teaching Science, and My Discovery of the "Gutenberg Method" (entropysite.com)
41 points | 15 years ago with 13 comments
1986On Stapledon's “Last and First Men” (dpuadweb.depauw.edu)
41 points | 8 years ago with 15 comments
1986Why TCP Timers Don’t Work Well (comet.lehman.cuny.edu)
41 points | 3 years ago with 13 comments
1986A short ballad dedicated to the growth of programs (ashwinram.org)
24 points | 9 months ago with 4 comments
1986An early 3D viewer (fano.co.uk)
19 points | 1 year ago with 7 comments
1986Steve Jobs in Entrepreneurs Documentary on PBS (youtube.com)
16 points | 1 year ago with 5 comments

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