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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

50 Years Since "Hypertext" First Coined

50 Years Ago Today the Word “Hypertext” Was Introduced

Byron Reese | August 24, 2015

On August 24, 1965 Ted Nelson used the word “hypertext” (which he coined) in a paper he presented at the Association for Computing Machinery. I was able to interview him earlier this month about the event and his early thoughts on the future of computing.

It is hard to know where to start when writing an introduction for Ted Nelson because his interests and accomplishments have spanned so many areas across six decades. To get a sense of the breadth and depth of them, the best thing to do is to read over his CV on his website.

<more at; related links: (HTML) and (WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project)>

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