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Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

The paper that first introduced Bitcoin to the world. While its utility largely remains in flux, the spirit of the technology that is captured in this paper is beautiful.

The paper that first introduced Bitcoin to the world. While its utility largely remains in flux, the spirit of the technology that is captured in this paper is beautiful.

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As We May Think

A proposal for "a new relationship between thinking man and the sum of our knowledge" that predates the information age.

A proposal for "a new relationship between thinking man and the sum of our knowledge" that predates the information age.

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A City Is Not A Tree

"For the human mind, the tree is the easiest vehicle for complex thoughts. But the city is not, cannot and must not be a tree. The city is a receptacle for life. If the receptacle severs the overlap of the strands of life within it, because it is a tree, it will be like a bowl full of razor blades on edge, ready to cut up whatever is entrusted to it. In such a receptacle life will be cut to pieces. If we make cities which are trees, they will cut our life within to pieces."

"For the human mind, the tree is the easiest vehicle for complex thoughts. But the city is not, cannot and must not be a tree. The city is a receptacle for life. If the receptacle severs the overlap of the strands of life within it, because it is a tree, it will be like a bowl full of razor blades on edge, ready to cut up whatever is entrusted to it. In such a receptacle life will be cut to pieces. If we make cities which are trees, they will cut our life within to pieces."

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How Complex Systems Fail

Observations and notes on the nature of failure in complex systems.

Observations and notes on the nature of failure in complex systems.

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Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework

"The public debut of a dream." Doug Engelbart’s 1962 manifesto for how human ingenuity, in symbiosis with networked digital computing technologies, might enlarge human capability and help address humanity’s most urgent problems.

"The public debut of a dream." Doug Engelbart’s 1962 manifesto for how human ingenuity, in symbiosis with networked digital computing technologies, might enlarge human capability and help address humanity’s most urgent problems.

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The Art of Doing Science and Engineering

"A book about thinking; more specifically, a style of thinking by which great ideas are conceived."

"A book about thinking; more specifically, a style of thinking by which great ideas are conceived."

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The Real Computer Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Commentary on the progress and adoption of technology.

Commentary on the progress and adoption of technology.

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Intergalactic Computer Network

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Libraries of the Future

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Man-Computer Symbiosis

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Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence

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Computer Lib / Dream Machines

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Technology and Courage

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