Ted Nelson

9783319169248Dechow, D., Struppa, D. (Eds.), Intertwingled. The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson, Berlin/Heidelberg/New York, Springer, 2015.

This engaging volume celebrates the life and work of Theodor Holm “Ted” Nelson, a pioneer and legendary figure from the history of early computing. Presenting contributions from world-renowned computer scientists and figures from the media industry, the book delves into hypertext, the docuverse, Xanadu and other products of Ted Nelson’s unique mind. Features: includes a cartoon and a sequence of poems created in Nelson’s honor, reflecting his wide-ranging and interdisciplinary intellect; presents peer histories, providing a sense of the milieu that resulted from Nelson’s ideas; contains personal accounts revealing what it is like to collaborate directly with Nelson; describes Nelson’s legacy from the perspective of his contemporaries from the computing world; provides a contribution from Ted Nelson himself. With a broad appeal spanning computer scientists, science historians and the general reader, this inspiring collection reveals the continuing influence of the original visionary of the World Wide Web.

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Ted Nelson keynote at the ACM Hypertext 03 conference in Nottingham. Photograph by Tim Brailsford. Public Domain

Ted Nelson keynote at the ACM Hypertext 03 conference in Nottingham. Photograph by Tim Brailsford.
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