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1989Rob Pike's Rules of Programming (users.ece.utexas.edu)
1014 points across 2 posts | 21 annotations | 1 year ago with 323 comments
1989Why is electricity so hard to understand? (amasci.com)
556 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 145 comments
1989Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine (longnow.org)
280 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 9 months ago with 49 comments
1989Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine (longnow.org)
279 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 33 comments
1989The Relativity of Wrong (chem.tufts.edu)
245 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 11 comments
1989Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Postmortem (antitrust.slated.org)
235 points | 3 years ago with 84 comments
1989The Real War 1939-1945, by Paul Fussell (theatlantic.com)
223 points | 10 years ago with 78 comments
1989The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov (chem.tufts.edu)
196 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 60 comments
1989Notes on Programming in C – Rob Pike (lysator.liu.se)
188 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 5 years ago with 39 comments
1989Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine (blog.longnow.org)
165 points | 5 years ago with 61 comments
1989Why Adventure Games Suck (grumpygamer.com)
150 points | 2 years ago with 104 comments
1989High Tech High Life: William Gibson and Timothy Leary in Conversation (mondo2000.com)
134 points | 5 months ago with 41 comments
1989What's hidden in the hidden layers? (cs.cmu.edu)
124 points | 4 years ago with 20 comments
1989The Mundanity of Excellence (fermatslibrary.com)
115 points | 3 years ago with 20 comments
1989Ada implementation of an X Window System Server (sci-hub.se)
108 points | 9 months ago with 38 comments
1989Steve Jobs: Out for Revenge (nytimes.com)
101 points | 2 years ago with 107 comments
1989Stack Computers: the new wave (ece.cmu.edu)
100 points | 9 years ago with 37 comments
1989Roll your own minilanguages with mini-interpreters (textfiles.com)
99 points | 1 year ago with 36 comments
1989The Joys of Victimhood (nytimes.com)
93 points | 4 years ago with 68 comments
1989Tim Berners-Lee's original WWW proposal (info.cern.ch)
86 points | 10 years ago with 18 comments
1989Notes on Programming in C (doc.cat-v.org)
81 points | 4 years ago with 28 comments
1989On hygiene, intellectual and otherwise (cs.utexas.edu)
78 points | 4 years ago with 20 comments
1989Cuts and jumpers on a different scale (stuff.mit.edu)
76 points | 8 years ago with 7 comments
1989Kazuo Ishiguro (bombmagazine.org)
74 points | 4 years ago with 19 comments
1989Stack Computers: the new wave (users.ece.cmu.edu)
73 points | 7 years ago with 3 comments
1989Keyboard vs. The Mouse, Part 1 (asktog.com)
70 points | 2 years ago with 69 comments
1989Thinking Machines – Introduction to Data Parallel Supercomputing (youtube.com)
69 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 21 comments
1989Unix: An Oral History (princeton.edu)
69 points | 5 years ago with 4 comments
1989Information, Physics, Quantum: The Search for Links (cqi.inf.usi.ch)
64 points | 4 years ago with 17 comments
1989A reverse-engineered description of Adobe Type 1 fonts. (minnie.tuhs.org)
63 points | 1 year ago with 14 comments
1989The Machinery of Freedom (daviddfriedman.com)
62 points | 1 year ago with 39 comments
1989Three Questions About Each Bug You Find (multicians.org)
62 points | 4 years ago with 14 comments
1989Generatingfunctionology (math.upenn.edu)
62 points | 7 years ago with 5 comments
1989Can computers cope with human races? (web.stanford.edu)
60 points | 6 months ago with 164 comments
1989An Empirical Study of the Reliability of Unix Utilities (ftp.cs.wisc.edu)
58 points | 4 years ago with 17 comments
1989Thompson, Ritchie and Kernighan admit that Unix was a prank (stokely.com)
57 points | 1 year ago with 15 comments
1989Domain/OS Design Principles (bitsavers.org)
55 points | 1 year ago with 34 comments
1989Methods for Studying Coincidences (math.uchicago.edu)
55 points | 4 years ago with 0 comments
1989The Pleasures of Eating (ecoliteracy.org)
54 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 15 comments
1989Building Your Own C Interpreter (drdobbs.com)
52 points | 1 year ago with 7 comments
1989The Xerox Star: A Retrospective (www-lb.cs.umd.edu)
52 points | 5 years ago with 9 comments
1989Ten Years of Rows and Columns (aresluna.org)
50 points | 9 months ago with 5 comments
1989Kazuo Ishiguro (bombmagazine.org)
46 points | 1 year ago with 30 comments
1989ALVINN, an autonomous land vehicle in a neural network (repository.cmu.edu)
46 points | 5 years ago with 16 comments
1989Ace: a syntax-driven C preprocessor (swtch.com)
45 points | 4 years ago with 13 comments
1989Stack Computers: 4.4 Architecture of the Novix NC4016 (users.ece.cmu.edu)
45 points | 2 years ago with 21 comments
1989A Design Battle Between Chip Engineers Led to Polaroid’s SX-70 Camera (spectrum.ieee.org)
41 points | 1 month ago with 11 comments
1989Learning ZIL (xlisp.org)
41 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 0 comments
1989Stack Computers: The New Wave (users.ece.cmu.edu)
19 points | 3 weeks ago with 0 comments
1989The Relativity of Wrong (hermiene.net)
17 points | 7 months ago with 5 comments
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