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1988The Awk Programming Language (archive.org)
415 points | 5 years ago with 103 comments
1988The Awk Programming Language (ia802309.us.archive.org)
370 points | 4 years ago with 207 comments
1988The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto (groups.csail.mit.edu)
330 points | 5 years ago with 134 comments
1988The Complete Hypercard Handbook (archive.org)
193 points | 1 year ago with 68 comments
1988Introduction to Functional Programming (usi-pl.github.io)
174 points | 4 years ago with 12 comments
1988Designing an Authentication System: A Dialogue in Four Scenes (web.mit.edu)
141 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 25 comments
1988Inventing PostScript, the tech that took the pain out of printing (spectrum.ieee.org)
125 points | 2 months ago with 51 comments
1988Why some things are darker when wet (fermatslibrary.com)
116 points | 3 years ago with 14 comments
1988Germans Who Refused to Execute Civilians During World War II (sci-hub.tw)
115 points | 3 years ago with 104 comments
1988Dijkstra: On the cruelty of really teaching computer science (cs.utexas.edu)
111 points | 8 years ago with 61 comments
1988Fabrik – A Visual Programming Environment (web.archive.org)
108 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 7 months ago with 13 comments
1988Tom Duff on Duff's device (lysator.liu.se)
104 points across 2 posts | 6 annotations | 4 years ago with 18 comments
1988Technical Issues of Separation in Function Cells and Value Cells (nhplace.com)
99 points across 2 posts | 10 months ago with 12 comments
1988The World Is Built on Probability (archive.org)
95 points | 3 years ago with 25 comments
1988On the cruelty of really teaching computing science (psy.gla.ac.uk)
89 points | 1 year ago with 120 comments
1988The Original Hacker's Dictionary (dourish.com)
83 points | 9 years ago with 24 comments
1988Dijkstra on the cruelty of really teaching computing science (userweb.cs.utexas.edu)
74 points | 11 years ago with 47 comments
1988Yugoslavs Find No Paradise at McDonald's (articles.latimes.com)
70 points | 8 years ago with 84 comments
1988The Strong Law of Small Numbers (maa.org)
69 points | 10 months ago with 7 comments
1988The Manual – How to have a number one the easy way (freshonthenet.co.uk)
66 points | 3 years ago with 14 comments
1988Steve Jobs on his “glide slope” theory of tech (soundcloud.com)
66 points | 1 year ago with 22 comments
1988Morris Worm Decompiled (foo.be)
63 points | 11 years ago with 27 comments
1988The Call of the Ocean: Hypertext, Universal and Open (archive.org)
63 points | 2 years ago with 12 comments
1988Apple Computer: Scorpius Architectural Specification (archive.org)
63 points | 2 years ago with 20 comments
1988Dennis Ritchie on alias analysis in C (yodaiken.com)
62 points | 1 year ago with 11 comments
1988Neural Network at Warp Speed (repository.cmu.edu)
62 points | 4 years ago with 8 comments
1988A Simple Decompiler (drdobbs.com)
60 points | 4 years ago with 3 comments
1988On the cruelty of really teaching computer science (cs.utexas.edu)
59 points | 6 years ago with 23 comments
1988Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems (cogsci.northwestern.edu)
55 points | 6 years ago with 11 comments
1988Fabrik – A Visual Programming Environment (sp.cmc.msu.ru)
54 points | 5 years ago with 17 comments
1988New Hardware for Massive Neural Networks (papers.nips.cc)
53 points | 3 years ago with 8 comments
1988How to do research at the MIT AI Lab (people.cs.umass.edu)
52 points | 7 years ago with 8 comments
1988Development of the Domain Name System (cseweb.ucsd.edu)
51 points | 1 year ago with 10 comments
1988C Traps and Pitfalls (literateprogramming.com)
51 points | 7 years ago with 7 comments
1988Using Induction to Design Algorithms (akira.ruc.dk)
50 points | 7 years ago with 1 comments
1988Anatomy of the 4040 Disk Drive (pagetable.com)
50 points | 3 years ago with 11 comments
1988The Society of Mind (aurellem.org)
49 points | 7 years ago with 6 comments
1988Brain Wound Eliminates Man's Mental Illness (nytimes.com)
47 points | 7 years ago with 30 comments
1988Model Based Reasoning – Troubleshooting (dspace.mit.edu)
45 points | 4 years ago with 2 comments
1988Dynamic Hash Tables (csd.uoc.gr)
45 points | 4 years ago with 4 comments
1988Tablet: Personal Computer in the Year 2000 (stephenwolfram.com)
43 points | 9 years ago with 18 comments
1988Tom Duff on Duff's Device (lysator.liu.se)
43 points | 6 years ago with 10 comments
1988A Morning Cola Instead of Coffee? (nytimes.com)
42 points | 4 years ago with 35 comments
1988A Theoretical Framework for Back-Propagation (yann.lecun.com)
41 points | 5 years ago with 7 comments
1988How to read Nancy (laffpix.com)
40 points | 3 years ago with 5 comments
1988In the beginning was CAOS (devili.iki.fi)
26 points | 6 months ago with 5 comments
1988Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate (nytimes.com)
12 points | 1 week ago with 0 comments

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