For several years now I’ve kept a Dropbox folder called “Hacker Library” where I periodically save interesting things I’ve read that I feel other, newer programmers may benefit from.
I believe we’re living in an incredible time, where things change constantly, and new things are being released every day. Some of these things and people would clearly benefit from a glimpse into the past. Programmers and researchers before us had immense ideas about what computers could do, and we’re barely scratching the surface.
- Programming and Scaling - A 2011 talk given by Alan Kay
- Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow - A HBR article about the different phases companies go through as they grow
- Doing with Images Makes Symbols - Video from the early 80s featuring Alan Kay discussing lessons learned by teaching an inexperienced person how to play tennis