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1996Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (opendocs.github.io)
665 points | 3 years ago with 142 comments
1996The Anti-Mac User Interface (nngroup.com)
440 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 149 comments
1996“I am literally losing sleep” over Java (twitter.com)
396 points | 10 months ago with 403 comments
1996John Carmack on QuakeWorld latency and business model (raw.githubusercontent.com)
395 points | 3 years ago with 162 comments
1996"Invisible Electrostatic Wall" at 3M adhesive tape plant (amasci.com)
367 points across 2 posts | 9 years ago with 23 comments
1996Robert J. Sawyer: WordStar: A Writer's Word Processor (sfwriter.com)
362 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 1 comments
1996The Net Is a Waste of Time (nytimes.com)
303 points | 9 years ago with 81 comments
1996The Art of Assembly Language (web.archive.org)
297 points | 4 years ago with 92 comments
1996“Invisible Electrostatic Wall” at 3M adhesive tape plant (amasci.com)
293 points | 4 years ago with 104 comments
1996The New York Times Introduces a Web Site (nytimes.com)
282 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 94 comments
1996Lessons I wish I had been taught (alumni.media.mit.edu)
275 points | 4 months ago with 62 comments
1996NSA is monitoring key Internet routers (marc.info)
266 points | 7 years ago with 85 comments
1996ML for the Working Programmer, 2nd Edition (cl.cam.ac.uk)
266 points | 5 years ago with 35 comments
1996Why Three Prongs? (amasci.com)
249 points | 3 years ago with 232 comments
1996Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught (math.tamu.edu)
249 points | 4 years ago with 28 comments
1996The long strange trip to Java (blinkenlights.com)
247 points across 4 posts | 8 months ago with 67 comments
1996Paul Erdős: a life that added up to something (people.math.osu.edu)
246 points | 6 years ago with 64 comments
1996Sergey Brin’s Resume (infolab.stanford.edu)
243 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 66 comments
1996Mother Earth Mother Board (wired.com)
210 points across 3 posts | 9 months ago with 21 comments
1996How Brian Eno composed the Windows 95 startup sound (sfgate.com)
208 points | 6 months ago with 85 comments
1996How Did Software Get So Reliable Without Proof? (gwern.net)
207 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 123 comments
1996Bill Gates: “I never said '640K should be enough for anybody'” (groups.google.com)
205 points | 4 years ago with 189 comments
1996Retrospective review of Gödel, Escher, Bach (cs.nyu.edu)
200 points | 1 year ago with 150 comments
1996The Art of Assembly Language Programming (phatcode.net)
198 points | 8 months ago with 59 comments
1996Can a Human See a Single Photon? (math.ucr.edu)
195 points | 5 years ago with 91 comments
1996SoftRAM 95 (drdobbs.com)
187 points | 2 years ago with 61 comments
1996Steve Jobs Introduces WebObjects [video] (channel9.msdn.com)
186 points | 7 years ago with 98 comments
1996Smashing the Stack for Fun and Profit (phrack.org)
181 points | 1 year ago with 62 comments
1996"How do I set the User-Agent string in Java?" - L. Page (guyro.typepad.com)
173 points | 13 years ago with 39 comments
1996Design Patterns in Dynamic Programming (norvig.com)
172 points | 3 years ago with 34 comments
1996They Write the Right Stuff (fastcompany.com)
167 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 32 comments
1996A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (eff.org)
167 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 78 comments
1996Apple and NeXT announce merger (nextcomputers.org)
159 points | 4 years ago with 155 comments
1996QuakeWorld by John Carmack (fabiensanglard.net)
154 points | 6 years ago with 68 comments
1996Seven Deadly Sins of Introductory Programming Language Design (users.monash.edu)
150 points | 1 year ago with 110 comments
1996Java JDK 1.0 (github.com)
148 points | 1 year ago with 45 comments
1996Linux Logo (lkml.org)
147 points | 1 year ago with 33 comments
1996A Unified Mathematical Language for Physics and Engineering (mrao.cam.ac.uk)
138 points | 8 years ago with 29 comments
1996Quake's Lighting Model: Surface Caching (bluesnews.com)
133 points | 6 years ago with 46 comments
1996Peter's Evil Overlord List (eviloverlord.com)
132 points | 3 years ago with 54 comments
1996Hydrofluoric Acid: An Invisible Fire (discovermagazine.com)
132 points | 4 years ago with 62 comments
1996Giftedness and Genius: Crucial Differences (gwern.net)
132 points | 4 years ago with 31 comments
1996Cassidy Curtis's Marvelous Surface Drawings (math.brown.edu)
129 points | 6 years ago with 8 comments
1996On FPGAs as PC Coprocessors (fpgacpu.org)
128 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 32 comments
1996Setting User-Agent Field? (groups.google.com)
127 points | 1 year ago with 64 comments
1996Bots Are Hot (wired.com)
121 points | 6 years ago with 47 comments
1996Tact Filters (mit.edu)
119 points | 1 year ago with 61 comments
1996Browser Bloat (miken.com)
118 points | 6 years ago with 82 comments
1996Why I am called "the Father of Visual Basic" (cooper.com)
116 points | 7 years ago with 80 comments
1996RAM Doubler 2 (tidbits.com)
114 points | 4 years ago with 50 comments
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