books are civilization’s best way of transmitting ideas across the centuries. there is a parallel tradition, alongside books, of circulating papers with succinct descriptions of ideas, which I would also like to aggregate over time as I do with books. papers are meant to be less wordy, a more analytical exercise than books, and tend to be less lindy. in that spirit I present here a list of papers I’ve read, thought about, and discussed, indexed by the order I read them in.