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Ted Nelson

American information technologist, philosopher, and sociologist; coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia"

1937   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University, Swarthmore College, Keio University
occupation: philosopher, teacher, sociologist, computer scientist
award received: Officier des Arts et des Lettres‎, Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award

Theodor Holm "Ted" Nelson (born June 17, 1937) is an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher and sociologist. He coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia in 1963 and published them in 1965. Nelson coined the terms transclusion, virtuality, and intertwingularity (in Literary Machines), and teledildonics. According to a 1997 Forbes profile, Nelson "sees himself as a literary romantic, like a Cyrano de Bergerac, or 'the Orson Welles of software.'"
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Computer Lib / Dream Machines

book by Ted Nelson

author: Ted Nelson


Geeks Bearing Gifts

book by Ted Nelson

author: Ted Nelson


Literary Machines

book by Ted Nelson

author: Ted Nelson


Philosophy of Hypertext

PhD thesis of Ted Nelson

author: Ted Nelson

2001 or 2017

The Future of Information

book by Ted Nelson (1997)

author: Ted Nelson


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