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Articles written in 1990 that Hacker News still talks about.
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1990RFC 1178: Choosing a name for your computer (tools.ietf.org)
425 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 121 comments
1990Google’s Jeff Dean’s undergrad senior thesis on neural networks (drive.google.com)
413 points | 4 years ago with 98 comments
1990The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants (algorithmicbotany.org)
328 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 22 comments
1990The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants (algorithmicbotany.org)
277 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 14 comments
1990Why functional programming matters (cs.kent.ac.uk)
215 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 103 comments
1990SJ Games vs. the Secret Service (sjgames.com)
214 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 4 years ago with 47 comments
1990Bell Labs' Plan 9 research project looks to tomorrow (doc.cat-v.org)
194 points across 2 posts | 8 months ago with 65 comments
1990Someone is stealing your life (lycaeum.org)
167 points | 11 years ago with 157 comments
1990Unix in East Germany (groups.google.com)
159 points | 3 years ago with 45 comments
1990All NeXT Inc.'s Plant Lacks Is Orders (nytimes.com)
156 points | 11 years ago with 80 comments
1990Origins of the finger command (groups.google.com)
150 points | 4 years ago with 55 comments
1990Prefix Sums and Their Applications (cs.cmu.edu)
129 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 10 comments
1990Why Schools Don’t Educate (thesunmagazine.org)
115 points | 2 weeks ago with 139 comments
1990Taxonomies of Visual Programming (cs.cmu.edu)
107 points | 1 year ago with 48 comments
1990Lithium in drinking water and crimes, suicides related to drug addictions (researchgate.net)
99 points | 3 years ago with 56 comments
1990Linear types can change the world (cs.ioc.ee)
95 points | 4 years ago with 45 comments
1990Mathematical Education (arxiv.org)
95 points | 4 years ago with 21 comments
1990How to Print Floating-Point Numbers Accurately (lists.nongnu.org)
78 points | 4 years ago with 28 comments
1990Computer-related horror stories, folklore and anecdotes (speedygrl.com)
78 points | 8 years ago with 10 comments
1990The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat (web.stanford.edu)
77 points | 8 years ago with 10 comments
1990The Science of Scientific Writing (americanscientist.org)
73 points | 1 month ago with 9 comments
1990Postscript on the Societies of Control (theanarchistlibrary.org)
72 points | 1 annotation | 8 months ago with 19 comments
1990Bill Watterson Commencement Speech (graduationwisdom.com)
72 points | 10 years ago with 14 comments
1990Petri Nets Are Monoids (core.ac.uk)
72 points | 2 years ago with 28 comments
1990The Machine That Changed the World: Interview with Alan Kay (openvault.wgbh.org)
69 points | 5 years ago with 6 comments
1990The Nimble Type Inferencer for Common Lisp-84 (home.pipeline.com)
68 points | 5 years ago with 1 comments
1990Implementing Software Timers (kohala.com)
66 points | 6 years ago with 10 comments
1990A Letter from Ken Snelson Regarding Buckminster Fuller and Tensegrity (grunch.net)
60 points | 1 month ago with 31 comments
1990Why Aren't Operating Systems Getting Faster as Fast as Hardware? (web.stanford.edu)
55 points | 7 years ago with 39 comments
1990Mondo 2000 Issue 2 (archive.org)
55 points | 5 years ago with 26 comments
1990The Macintosh Way (guykawasaki.typepad.com)
54 points | 1 year ago with 16 comments
1990US Army Field Manual: Basic Cryptanalysis (umich.edu)
53 points | 7 years ago with 6 comments
1990Who Died in Beijing, And Why (docs.law.gwu.edu)
53 points | 8 years ago with 31 comments
1990Why Be Honest If Honesty Doesn’t Pay (hbr.org)
51 points | 3 years ago with 50 comments
1990The Flying Crowbar (merkle.com)
49 points | 2 years ago with 4 comments
1990Computation at the Edge of Chaos (pdfs.semanticscholar.org)
48 points | 4 years ago with 6 comments
1990Writing Efficient Programs (crowl.org)
47 points | 7 years ago with 5 comments
1990The Science of Scientific Writing (americanscientist.org)
45 points | 9 years ago with 9 comments
1990A Not Terribly Brief History of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (w2.eff.org)
44 points | 7 years ago with 3 comments
1990Finding Structure in Time (crl.ucsd.edu)
43 points | 3 years ago with 1 comments
1990Why X Is Not Our Ideal Window System (std.org)
42 points | 5 years ago with 27 comments
1990Whatever Happened to New Math? (americanheritage.com)
42 points | 1 year ago with 101 comments
1990BaSiX – A Basic interpreter written in TeX (tug.org)
40 points | 4 years ago with 5 comments
1990Computing Before Computers (ed-thelen.org)
40 points | 4 years ago with 13 comments
1990I learned to stop worrying and love Hypercard (rileystew.art)
27 points | 8 months ago with 1 comments

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