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Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

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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. 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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Keywords

  • data structures
  • human-computer interaction
  • user interfaces
  • Computer Appl. in Arts and Humanities
  • Computer science
  • data structures
  • Digital libraries
  • Digital media
  • Docuverse
  • Festschrift
  • history of computing
  • Hypertext
  • Nonfiction
  • User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
  • World Wide Web
  • Xanadu
  • Zig-Zag

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16925-5
web: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-16925-5

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