Ted Nelson
Ted Nelson

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

Theodor Holm 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). 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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We have held to ideals created long ago, in different times and places, the very best ideals we could find. We have carried these banners unstained to this new place, we now plant them and hope to see them floating in the wind. But it is dark and quiet and lonely here, and not yet dawn. authored-by Ted Nelson on 5/6/2019, 3:38:35 PM

Literary Machines authored-by Ted Nelson on 5/6/2019, 3:39:12 PM