31 Jan '18, 9pm

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Editors Note: Due to popular demand, we're releasing this extended version of our interview with Ted Nelson, in which he talks about the work of Douglas Englebart, and in more detail about the origins of Xanadu, and how he views programs as art. Ted Nelson is one of the original prophets of the information age. In the 1960s he invented the word hypertext , and created project Xanadu , which prefigured many of the elements of the World Wide Web. Nelson was part of personal computing at a time when it saw itself as an outgrowth of the countercultural movement that flourished in the 1960s. This computing was done either via a terminal to minicomputers, or on microprocessors with transistor counts measuring only in thousands. Back in the summer of 2016, Nelson was a keynote speaker at Vintage Computing Festival East in New Jersey and IEEE Spectrum had the chance to interview h...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/video/geek-life/profiles/extend...

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