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Possiplex: Movies, Intellect, Creative Control, My Computer Life and the Fight for Civilization

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The autobiography of a controversial thinker, Ted Nelson, who is the person who first conceived many of the concepts central to the digital revolution, only to see many of the concepts realized in ways he deemed incompatible with his vision.
Paperback, 380 pages
Published February 18th 2011 by Mindful Press
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Dav
Apr 14, 2011 Dav rated it it was amazing
I believe this is the best autobiography I've ever read. It feels raw and intimate and intense, the kind of experience you would expect if you actually got to know someone as they told you their life story at length over a series of encounters in pubs and over tea. Ironically, since the process of editing is central to Nelson's life's work, it could use some serious editing, but this just adds to the sense of sometimes breathless focus that comes from someone telling the most personal story they ...more
Paul Holbrook
Nov 17, 2012 Paul Holbrook rated it it was amazing
If you've followed Ted Nelson at all, this is a fascinating book. Nelson is best known as the inventor of hypertext, and as he points out in his book, the Back button.

If you don't know about Ted Nelson, I'm not sure how someone would respond to this autobiography, which is just like it's author - at times brilliant, pithy, insightful, and at other times rambling, repetitive, and unfocused.

Nelson insists that though others may claim inspiration from his work, that none the less they've all got i
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Sharlene and Ted Nelson have been co-authoring books for twenty years. The Nelsons live in Washington State.
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