| ||Ask HN: What are some interesting papers in CS for a beginner?|
532 points by avinassh 8 days ago | hide | past | web | 91 comments | favorite |
|I am looking for papers which are easy to understand, papers which are for undergraduates. I often stumble upon papers which require lots of reading to do and soon I have dug into a recursive rabbit hole. I would like to know about papers which have minimal citations/dependencies and only require knowledge of CS basics.|
A good example of such paper would be Bitcoin. You don't need to be a CS wizard to understand the paper. Plus, you can ignore the math part and yet appreciate the beauty of Bitcoin.
Some other examples: Bit Torrent, TOTP RFC.
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