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Articles written in 1987 that Hacker News still talks about.
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1987Byte Magazine: Prolog and 386 Hardware Software (archive.org)
811 points across 9 posts | 1 year ago with 8 comments
1987Nuclear War Survival Skills (oism.org)
334 points | 6 years ago with 213 comments
1987Students flee field as computer 'fad fades' (pessimistsarchive.substack.com)
327 points | 2 years ago with 381 comments
1987Higher Math for Beginners (archive.org)
315 points | 2 years ago with 89 comments
1987The Tao of Programming (mit.edu)
269 points | 3 years ago with 63 comments
1987The Tao of Programming (textfiles.com)
245 points | 5 years ago with 57 comments
1987The Ten Commandments for C Programmers (lysator.liu.se)
241 points | 3 years ago with 128 comments
1987The Goiânia Accident (en.wikipedia.org)
205 points | 2 years ago with 121 comments
1987Letter from the Carnation Company (pleacher.com)
202 points | 1 year ago with 48 comments
1987The Implementation of Functional Programming Languages (research.microsoft.com)
190 points | 8 years ago with 45 comments
1987Neural Network on a Commodore 64 (fourmilab.ch)
182 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 14 comments
1987Nuclear War Survival Skills (oism.org)
176 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 205 comments
1987Infants' sense of pain is recognized, finally (nytimes.com)
153 points | 1 year ago with 350 comments
1987Why calculating is better than scheming (cs.kent.ac.uk)
145 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 24 comments
1987Statecharts: A Visual Formalism for Complex Systems (inf.ed.ac.uk)
142 points | 3 years ago with 64 comments
1987The Beginning of the Monte Carlo Method (fermatslibrary.com)
124 points | 5 years ago with 31 comments
1987Unix Text Processing (oreilly.com)
118 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 0 comments
1987HyperCard Users Guide (vintageapple.org)
110 points | 5 years ago with 37 comments
1987Case Study: IBM's System/360-370 Architecture (cs.tufts.edu)
95 points | 4 years ago with 50 comments
1987History of Cartography: Volumes One, Two, Three, Four, and Six (press.uchicago.edu)
95 points | 5 months ago with 13 comments
1987Lisp: A Language for Stratified Design (dspace.mit.edu)
86 points | 10 years ago with 14 comments
1987The Key of Lisp (iment.com)
80 points | 1 year ago with 2 comments
1987Scratch Monkey Story (edp.org)
77 points across 2 posts | 8 years ago with 2 comments
1987Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and the Monte Carlo Method (permalink.lanl.gov)
77 points | 7 years ago with 19 comments
1987Superoptimizer – A Look at the Smallest Program [pdf] (web.stanford.edu)
76 points | 3 years ago with 30 comments
1987The Outsiders (worlddreambank.org)
73 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 7 comments
1987The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race (ditext.com)
73 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 49 comments
1987A Little Smalltalk (archive.org)
68 points | 1 year ago with 15 comments
1987Is it really worth running in the rain? (fisica.uniud.it)
67 points | 8 years ago with 39 comments
1987History Uncut: Bill Gates unveils Microsoft Excel (history.com)
62 points | 11 years ago with 67 comments
1987If software companies ran the country (jaykinney.com)
60 points | 2 years ago with 22 comments
1987A Dictionary of APL (jsoftware.com)
52 points | 3 years ago with 0 comments
1987Statecharts: A Visual Formalism For Complex Systems (wisdom.weizmann.ac.il)
52 points | 9 years ago with 11 comments
1987Atchafalaya (newyorker.com)
49 points | 4 years ago with 24 comments
1987Ray Tracing Jell-O Brand Gelatin (cs.northwestern.edu)
47 points | 9 years ago with 15 comments
1987A tutorial on the principles of fault tolerance (ias.ac.in)
47 points | 2 years ago with 1 comments
1987The Making of Darius (shmuplations.com)
46 points | 1 year ago with 20 comments
1987Autoweapons (ccs.neu.edu)
41 points | 9 years ago with 44 comments
1987No Silver Bullet: Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering (cgl.ucsf.edu)
41 points | 3 years ago with 9 comments
1987Hashed and Hierarchical Timing Wheels: Data Structures for Timers (cs.columbia.edu)
40 points | 4 years ago with 3 comments
198772K Rombank System (dusted.dk)
20 points | 2 years ago with 0 comments

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