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1991They're made out of meat (mit.edu)
1085 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 month ago with 151 comments
1991Pre-industrial workers had a shorter workweek than today's (groups.csail.mit.edu)
1083 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 9 months ago with 405 comments
1991The WorldWideWeb application is now available as an alpha release (groups.google.com)
438 points | 10 years ago with 125 comments
1991What would you like to see most in minix? (groups.google.com)
398 points | 8 years ago with 186 comments
1991A TCP/IP Tutorial (tools.ietf.org)
290 points | 2 years ago with 33 comments
1991Linus Torvalds announces Linux (web.archive.org)
248 points | 3 years ago with 140 comments
1991IRC logs from the beginning of the Gulf War (ibiblio.org)
220 points | 8 years ago with 105 comments
1991Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved (erowid.org)
202 points | 4 months ago with 162 comments
1991Tim Berners-Lee's Original Announcement (groups.google.com)
184 points | 9 years ago with 35 comments
1991Lecture on Creativity (genius.com)
154 points | 5 years ago with 29 comments
1991Combinatorial Music Theory (andrewduncan.net)
151 points | 6 years ago with 12 comments
1991The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher, by John Taylor Gatto (cantrip.org)
138 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 20 comments
1991Getting Started in Star Lisp (people.csail.mit.edu)
138 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 7 comments
1991The Rise of Worse Is Better (dreamsongs.com)
132 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 37 comments
1991Functional programming with bananas, lenses, envelopes and barbed wire [pdf] (ris.utwente.nl)
131 points | 3 months ago with 28 comments
1991Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big (dreamsongs.com)
131 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 21 comments
1991What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic (docs.oracle.com)
123 points | 2 years ago with 85 comments
1991Beyond Cyberpunk: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to the Future (archive.org)
116 points | 2 years ago with 5 comments
1991The Taos Operating System (dickpountain.co.uk)
110 points | 7 years ago with 93 comments
1991Language as an intellectual tool: From hieroglyphics to APL (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
108 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 19 comments
1991The 1936-1937 Purge of Soviet Astronomers (jstor.org)
101 points | 3 months ago with 71 comments
1991Forth – The Early Years (colorforth.com)
98 points | 6 years ago with 20 comments
1991“The WorldWideWeb (WWW) project aims to allow links to information” (groups.google.com)
93 points | 5 years ago with 31 comments
1991Relational databases performed a task that didn't need doing (home.pipeline.com)
91 points | 12 years ago with 49 comments
1991World Wide Web (info.cern.ch)
90 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 13 comments
1991HyperCard Stack: Douglas Adams' Megapode Nest Volume Calculator (archive.org)
89 points | 3 years ago with 19 comments
1991Intelligence Without Reason (ijcai.org)
86 points | 2 years ago with 11 comments
1991The undeserved status of the pigeon-hole principle (cs.utexas.edu)
80 points | 2 years ago with 33 comments
1991The Computer for the 21st Cenury (lri.fr)
78 points | 4 years ago with 16 comments
1991Neo Geo Programming Guide (hardmvs.com)
76 points | 6 years ago with 16 comments
1991The Object-Oriented Amiga Exec (web.archive.org)
72 points | 1 year ago with 18 comments
1991When Is It Legal to Lie in Negotiations? (sloanreview.mit.edu)
71 points | 8 years ago with 46 comments
1991The Taos Operating System (dickpountain.co.uk)
71 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 9 comments
1991A Mathematical Trivium (physics.montana.edu)
70 points | 1 year ago with 15 comments
1991The Lisp Machine: Noble Experiment or Fabulous Failure? (pt.withy.org)
68 points | 7 years ago with 47 comments
1991Ways to Fool the Masses Giving Performance Results on Vector Computers (johngustafson.net)
68 points | 3 years ago with 8 comments
1991Forth – The Early Years (colorforth.github.io)
68 points | 1 year ago with 31 comments
1991Porting Unix to the 386: a Practical Approach (informatica.co.cr)
64 points | 5 years ago with 29 comments
1991Nietzsche on Truth and Lie (rickroderick.org)
61 points | 1 year ago with 25 comments
1991The Wonderful Power of Storytelling (w2.eff.org)
57 points | 9 years ago with 11 comments
1991Hard-Coding Bottom-Up Code Generation Tables to Save Time and Space (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
56 points | 2 years ago with 14 comments
1991DOS as a Mach 3.0 Application (usenix.org)
53 points | 6 years ago with 7 comments
1991How the Supermarket Tabloids Stay Out of Court (nytimes.com)
49 points | 6 years ago with 53 comments
1991Profile: David A. Huffman (huffmancoding.com)
47 points | 3 years ago with 2 comments
1991Warren's Abstract Machine: A Tutorial Reconstruction (wambook.sourceforge.net)
46 points | 3 years ago with 6 comments
1991Computer for the 21st Century (ics.uci.edu)
44 points | 3 years ago with 9 comments
1991A Categorical Manifesto (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
44 points | 7 years ago with 20 comments
1991Cordless Telephones: Bye Bye Privacy (readtext.org)
43 points | 6 years ago with 9 comments
1991CACM special issue on Lisp (cacm.acm.org)
43 points | 2 days ago with 4 comments
1991Organizing programs without classes (cs.au.dk)
41 points | 6 years ago with 9 comments
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