(Meta) What is a Lindy Library?

Three fundamental truths:

- The expiry date of content varies wildly from seconds to centuries.
- Short-lived content is easier to make, therefore more easily available, than long-lived content.
- Our useful knowledge is determined by the sum total of *still relevant* content we remember. To a large approximation our knowledge only compounds by the proportion of long-lived content we remember.

The Lindy Effect observes that things that have been around for a while tend to live longer than things that haven't. A Lindy Library is an annex of content that has stood the test of time (say, more than 3 years old and still extremely relevant).

- Social media biases us towards consuming extremely new content that becomes irrelevant the next day.
- A Lindy Library corrects this bias by helping us spend our time on things we are likely to remember and use, thus compounding our knowledge from reading.
- By sharing our Lindy Library we extend this benefit to our friends.

You are welcome to submit technical and nontechnical content that meets this high bar, as long as it relates to developers and developer careers. However swyx may remove submissions at his discretion since curation is extremely important to the value of this effort.

More Lindy Libraries here:

- The Coding Career Handbook :)
- Leadership Library for Engineers
- Essays on Programming I think about a lot
- Timeless Web Dev Articles
- MIT Missing Semester
- LindyLibrary.org
- Fermats Library
- Hacker News Classics
- Distributed Systems Reading List, Muratbuffalo's foundational distsys papers
- Resources for Amateur Compiler WritersΒ 
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