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The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Intertwingled by Douglas R. Dechow
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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.

Topics and 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 and the scholars who continue to examine his work; provides a contribution from Ted Nelson himself.

With a broad appeal spanning practitioners in computer science, historians of science and the general reader, this inspiring collection reveals the continuing influence of the original visionary of the World Wide Web.

Springer International Publishing; July 2015
157 pages; ISBN 9783319169255
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Title: Intertwingled
Author: Douglas R. Dechow; Daniele C. Struppa
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