Lindy Hacker News | | | submit
Articles written 1980 to 1989 that Hacker News still talks about.
Go back or forward one decade. Go to the previous or next century.
1989Rob Pike's Rules of Programming (users.ece.utexas.edu)
1014 points across 2 posts | 21 annotations | 1 year ago with 323 comments
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
1989Why is electricity so hard to understand? (amasci.com)
556 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 145 comments
1982Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? (theatlantic.com)
458 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 237 comments
1981Will cable TV be invaded by commercials? (nytimes.com)
440 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 354 comments
1982Why numbering should start at zero (cs.utexas.edu)
439 points across 4 posts | 4 annotations | 2 years ago with 220 comments
1985Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs (reprints.longform.org)
439 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 99 comments
1988The Awk Programming Language (archive.org)
415 points | 5 years ago with 103 comments
1986People Simply Empty Out (lettersofnote.com)
399 points | 2 years ago with 226 comments
1981How does a gas pump know to shut itself off? (straightdope.com)
384 points | 1 year ago with 390 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
1983New UNIX implementation (groups.google.com)
370 points | 8 years ago with 159 comments
1988The Awk Programming Language (ia802309.us.archive.org)
370 points | 4 years ago with 207 comments
1986Hacker’s Manifesto (phrack.org)
354 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 1 comments
1986Programmers At Work: Bill Gates (programmersatwork.wordpress.com)
348 points across 2 posts | 8 years ago with 175 comments
1985Programming as Theory Building (pages.cs.wisc.edu)
342 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 11 comments
1985Xerox PARC’s engineers on how they invented the future and Xerox lost it (spectrum.ieee.org)
336 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 weeks ago with 114 comments
1987Nuclear War Survival Skills (oism.org)
334 points | 4 years ago with 213 comments
1988The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto (groups.csail.mit.edu)
330 points | 5 years ago with 134 comments
1987Students flee field as computer 'fad fades' (pessimistsarchive.substack.com)
327 points | 11 months ago with 381 comments
1981Design Principles Behind Smalltalk (cs.virginia.edu)
321 points across 4 posts | 1 month ago with 80 comments
1981Changing San Francisco Is Foreseen as a Haven for Wealthy and Childless (nytimes.com)
318 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 109 comments
1987Higher Math for Beginners (archive.org)
315 points | 7 months ago with 89 comments
1985Bumper Sticker Computer Science (bowdoin.edu)
312 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 49 comments
1986Why Read the Classics? (nybooks.com)
310 points | 3 years ago with 160 comments
1986Unix Recovery Legend (ee.ryerson.ca)
306 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 97 comments
1982The Byzantine Generals Problem (lamport.azurewebsites.net)
290 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 56 comments
1989Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine (longnow.org)
280 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 8 months ago with 49 comments
1989Richard Feynman and the Connection Machine (longnow.org)
279 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 33 comments
1987The Tao of Programming (mit.edu)
269 points | 1 year ago with 63 comments
1984Window System X (talisman.org)
263 points | 1 annotation | 5 months ago with 164 comments
1983The Theory of Relational Databases (web.cecs.pdx.edu)
261 points | 3 years ago with 24 comments
1985Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs (longform.org)
253 points | 7 years ago with 148 comments
1983CIA Doc on Time Travel, Consciousness, and Existence of the Absolute (cia.gov)
248 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 76 comments
1986For every 1% increase in the number of lawyers, economic growth falls 3% (sciencedirect.com)
248 points | 1 year ago with 89 comments
1986The Hacker's Manifesto (usc.edu)
248 points | 5 years ago with 146 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
1987The Tao of Programming (textfiles.com)
245 points | 3 years ago with 57 comments
1989The Relativity of Wrong (chem.tufts.edu)
245 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 11 comments
1987The Ten Commandments for C Programmers (lysator.liu.se)
241 points | 2 years ago with 128 comments
1984Dynamic Programming: The Name (learning.cis.upenn.edu)
238 points | 5 years ago with 61 comments
1989Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Postmortem (antitrust.slated.org)
235 points | 3 years ago with 84 comments
1984Thinking Forth – A Language and Philosophy for Solving Problems (1scyem2bunjw1ghzsf1cjwwn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com)
225 points | 3 years ago with 41 comments
1989The Real War 1939-1945, by Paul Fussell (theatlantic.com)
223 points | 10 years ago with 78 comments
1983The man who mistook his wife for a hat (lrb.co.uk)
217 points | 6 years ago with 26 comments
1981Rare cancer seen in 41 homossexuals (nytimes.com)
215 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 10 comments
1985Microsoft Has It All—Almost (nytimes.com)
208 points | 4 years ago with 146 comments
1982Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal (web.mit.edu)
207 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 91 comments
More

For more tools like this, join us at Lindy Learning. | Please send me bugs and feedback! | Have a great day!