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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.

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Hardcover, 150 pages
Published July 23rd 2015 by Springer (first published July 6th 2015)
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This book is an interesting look into the life and impact of someone who had a great influence on the early days of computing and the internet, in some ways predicting and inspiring the web we have today, even while he is dissatisfied (to put it mildly) with the actuality of the web we have versus the hyperlinked network of content he envisioned so long ago.

I have mixed feelings about Ted Nelson and his work, but this book does not present much of a mixed message, being the proceedi
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Douglas R. Dechow is a Writer, a Science Nerd, and a Librarian. Doug is currently working on his first novel, a cross-country spy thriller set during the Manhattan Project. Doug writes Lofty Ambitions blog with his wife, Anna Leahy. Together, Doug and Anna have previously published in the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine, the BBC Online, Fifth Wednesday, and Chapman Magazine.

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