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1998Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years (norvig.com)
809 points across 5 posts | 6 annotations | 11 months ago with 115 comments
1998Cool URIs Don't Change (w3.org)
683 points across 3 posts | 12 annotations | 5 months ago with 72 comments
1998Cool URIs don't change (w3.org)
606 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 11 months ago with 140 comments
1998Alan Kay: Smalltalk is not about objects, it’s about messaging (lists.squeakfoundation.org)
558 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 174 comments
1998The Guy I Almost Was (electricsheepcomix.com)
410 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 203 comments
1998Back Orifice (web.archive.org)
389 points | 8 months ago with 221 comments
1998A Beginner’s Guide to the Mathematics of Neural Networks (citeseerx.ist.psu.edu)
384 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 2 comments
1998Why ML/OCaml are good for writing compilers (flint.cs.yale.edu)
381 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 5 years ago with 147 comments
1998A 1970s Teenager's Bedroom (rocketroberts.com)
369 points | 4 years ago with 135 comments
1998How Complex Systems Fail (how.complexsystems.fail)
366 points | 1 year ago with 83 comments
1998How to explain zero-knowledge protocols to your children (pages.cs.wisc.edu)
366 points across 3 posts | 5 years ago with 41 comments
1998How Complex Systems Fail (web.mit.edu)
255 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 33 comments
1998Praise for Intelligence Can Undermine Children's Motivation (psychology.stanford.edu)
253 points | 5 years ago with 155 comments
1998America Online to Buy Internet Chat Service for $287 Million (nytimes.com)
239 points | 8 years ago with 140 comments
1998She went to sleep and woke up 30 years later (generationterrorists.com)
228 points | 2 months ago with 65 comments
1998How a Tax Law Helps Insure a Scarcity of Programmers (nytimes.com)
223 points | 12 years ago with 95 comments
1998Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures (xlinux.nist.gov)
222 points | 5 years ago with 18 comments
1998Memorandum on Microsoft’s strategy against Linux and Open Source software (catb.org)
215 points | 3 years ago with 52 comments
1998Does Gravity Travel at the Speed of Light? (math.ucr.edu)
214 points | 8 years ago with 132 comments
1998“The Depressed Person” by David Foster Wallace (harpers.org)
212 points | 5 years ago with 150 comments
1998The Hardy Boys - The final chapter (washingtonpost.com)
192 points | 11 years ago with 91 comments
1998Set Up to Fail: How Bosses Create Their Own Poor Performers (insead.edu)
187 points | 7 years ago with 60 comments
1998Windows NT and VMS: The Rest of the Story (itprotoday.com)
186 points | 3 years ago with 96 comments
1998Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years (norvig.com)
186 points | 9 years ago with 86 comments
1998American Summer: Before Air-Conditioning (newyorker.com)
174 points | 8 years ago with 85 comments
1998The Fallacy of Cracking Contests (schneier.com)
164 points | 8 years ago with 19 comments
1998The Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (archive.org)
160 points | 1 year ago with 34 comments
1998The Great Filter – Are We Almost Past It? (mason.gmu.edu)
150 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 174 comments
1998The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (nytimes.com)
149 points | 7 years ago with 29 comments
1998AOL acquires Netscape in $4.2B deal (money.cnn.com)
143 points | 3 years ago with 60 comments
1998Uncleftish Beholding: English minus the non-Germanic words (groups.google.com)
141 points | 8 years ago with 82 comments
1998Data Structures for Text Sequences (cs.unm.edu)
139 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 7 comments
1998Alan Kay on Messaging (c2.com)
136 points | 7 years ago with 61 comments
1998PHP 3.0 Final is out (web.archive.org)
134 points | 11 months ago with 169 comments
1998U.S. Torpedo Troubles During World War II (historynet.com)
132 points | 2 years ago with 84 comments
1998Processor Design: An Introduction (gamezero.com)
131 points | 2 years ago with 16 comments
1998Microsoft TerraServer (msdn.microsoft.com)
128 points | 8 years ago with 50 comments
1998Adam Smith did not mean what he is often made to say (theatlantic.com)
127 points | 3 annotations | 2 months ago with 128 comments
1998Fifty Years of Shannon Theory (princeton.edu)
126 points | 4 years ago with 22 comments
1998DC Circuit Water Analogy (hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu)
125 points | 3 months ago with 73 comments
1998Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine (infolab.stanford.edu)
123 points across 3 posts | 8 annotations | 2 years ago with 7 comments
1998Lisp: A Language for Internet Scripting and Programming (norvig.com)
119 points | 8 years ago with 110 comments
1998How Complex Systems Fail (ctlab.org)
119 points | 7 years ago with 16 comments
1998Why Ada isn't Popular (adapower.com)
118 points | 7 years ago with 112 comments
1998The Mind Has No Firewall (press.armywarcollege.edu)
117 points | 7 months ago with 69 comments
1998An Interview with the Old Man of Floating-Point (people.eecs.berkeley.edu)
115 points | 6 months ago with 76 comments
1998A Brief Guide to CLOS (aiai.ed.ac.uk)
113 points | 3 years ago with 29 comments
1998Yahoo buys Viaweb for $49 million (news.cnet.com)
113 points | 9 years ago with 52 comments
1998Why I Am a Bad Correspondent (nealstephenson.com)
108 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 28 comments
1998The Pentium F00F Bug (rcollins.org)
99 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 24 comments
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