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Possiplex : An Autobiography of Ted Nelson
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Party for Ted's Autobiography The San Jose Tech Museum and the Internet Archive will be holding parties for the publication of Ted Nelson's long-threatened autobiography, POSSIPLEX: Movies, Intellect, Creative Control, My Computer Life and the Fight for Civilization". AT THE TECH: Wednesday October 6, 6:30 pm AT THE INTERNET ARCHIVE: Friday, October 8, 6:00 pm PROGRAM: 6:00 pm: Doors open 6:30 pm: Introduction (Rob Stephenson (The Tech Museum), Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) Ted reads...
Topics: Ted Nelson, computer
Ted Nelson Archive
by Theodor Holm Nelson
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TED NELSON'S PUBLISHED PAPERS ON COMPUTERS AND INTERACTION, 1965 to 1977.   The pages are numbered in the order in which I was able to find the articles, when I hurriedly published them (by Xerox copier) in 1977. It was this book that persuaded John Walker, founder of Autodesk, to back the Xanadu® project in 1988. The illustrations in "New Media and Creative Facilities" (pp. 5-7), are of particular interest.  This large leaflet (on 11x17 paper) was printed around 1965, when I was...
Topics: Ted Nelson, hypertext, hypermedia, stretchtext, Xanadu, electronic publishing, interaction,...
Ted Nelson Archive
by Project Xanadu
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The Moe Juste Origins demo  (You may read it at http://xanadu.com/xanademos/MoeJusteOrigins.html  -- just remember to hold down the space bar  as you use the arrow keys.) This essay is best seen in the XanaduSpace demo  (for instance, at YouTube under "Ted Nelson demonstrates Xanadu Space".  These are the files and directories needed  to replicate that XanaduSpace demo,  using xanadu methods. These files instantiate-- - EDL file - ODL file - xanalink files - source files -...
Topics: xanadu, xanalogical, referential, indirect, overlay, EDL
WT Pasteup - Circa 1962
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Possiplex : An Autobiography of Ted Nelson
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Doug Engelbart and Karen Engelbart interviewed by Dave Marvit at the book launch of Ted Nelson's autobiographyy "Possiplex".
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xanasource
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Source directory for stabilized content.
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xanademos
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xanademos
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Topic: Astronomy
Ted Nelson Archive
by Paul Krassner
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by Ted Nelson
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Alert message for your computer-- Orson Welles cries WARNING! three times.
Topics: Orson Welles, audio alert
Ted Nelson Archive: Audio Artifacts
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Recordings and Audio from various presentations and items by Ted Nelson.
Osmic Workshops
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OSMIC stood for "Open Structure for Media InterConnection." These were discussion seminars held at Keio University  between Ted Nelson and various students.
Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013.
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Ferguson, James, 1710-1776; Horrocks, Jeremiah, 1617?-1641
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Beautiful, remarkable fold-out illustrations  of the book "Astronomy Explained" by Ferguson, 1794. The text of the book, with these illustrations  only partially scanned, is at archive.org/details/astronomyexplain01ferg
Topics: Astronomy, Astronomy
SKX: Schematic Philosophy
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Attack on Project Xanadu by Gory Jackal (Gary Wolf).
Topic: xanadu
Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013. In this segment, he discusses foresight, hypermedia, and thinking in connections.
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Ted Nelson Archive
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The artist, Jean Parke Holm, was my grandmother. The model is her stepfather Edmund Gale Jewett, science teacher, poet and inventor. Two of his books are on the Internet Archive: his book of poetry, "Harvest of the Years, and his earlier science book with Wayne Smith, "Introduction to the Study of Science".
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Topics: Parke, Jean, Portretten, Christus patiens
Ted Nelson Archive
by Ted Nelson
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"How To Be A Department Store Santa Claus," written under contract for the CBS Laboratories AVS-10 instructional device, 1969.
Topics: Santa Claus, industrial training, multimedia, audio-visual
Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013.
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The New York Times requested this piece in 2011 for a special multi-author issue about the future.  They then cut it to a few paragraphs, gutted the style and the cynicism, and MADE AN INCORRECT CHANGE-- I said we were running out of Internet addresses (true); they changed it to running out of Web addresses (false). When I yelled, they changed it in the on-line version, but the print version had me stating an untruth. The Times' version is lousy.  My original is still surprisingly relevant.
Topics: New York Times, futuristics, Google, PUI, World Wide Web, Iphone, Ipad, IP address, future computing
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About the author/family: Her married name was Jean Parke Holm long before this work was published. Her only child, Celeste Holm, was a star on Broadway and a popular supporting actress in Hollywood. Her grandson, Theodor Holm Nelson, came up with the idea of hypertext in 1960. Both Celeste Holm and Theodor Holm Nelson were raised by Jean Parke and Theodor Holm.
Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013. In this segment, he discusses documents and publishing beyond paper.
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Theodor Holm Nelson
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Essay answering Brewster Kahle about the origin of my hypertext ideas.
Topics: hypertext, Ted Nelson, Xanadu, Literary Machines, Memex, Writing, Rearrangement, Vassar College,...
Ted Nelson Archive
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Here's how the world looked to Ted Nelson in the late eighties.  Here he is interviewed by John Perry Barlow. This is from an anthology volume of Mondo 200.  Mondo 2000 was an exciting magazine that kept  changing its name, with articles on the coming  new world (some of which we now live in).
Topics: Xanadu, New Age movement, New Age movement, New Age movement
Ted Nelson Archive
by Theodor Nelson
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This paper expands on the classic article "As We Will Think" by Vannevar Bush (1945), which inspired Doug Engelbart as well as Ted Nelson.  What kind of hypertext did Bush foresee?  And what kind do we need? The Brunel version showed parallel pages (the "Parallel Textface"), but it is not shown here.  Another version at the Archive DOES have the parallel illustrations at the end-- https://archive.org/details/AsWeWillThink1972WithParallelPix The original was presented to...
Topics: Vannevar Bush, Ted Nelson, hypertext, links, trails
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This documents the houseboats of South Forty Pier,   in Sausalito, as they were in 1988. We start with the lovely boat I was renting,  in Berth 18 (greatly changed, it is now at the end  on Berth 20). My son Erik and I video the mud flats  and the other houseboats of the dock. The dock has been upgraded and gentrified  considerably since then. This is of particular interest to residents now.
Topics: houseboat, mud, anchor-out
Ted Nelson Archive
by Richard Stallman
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Richard Stallman created important parts of today's software world--  the GNU operating system  (erroneously called "Linux" by many)  see  https://gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html  and copyleft as a way of keeping software free.  See https://gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html.  One of his reasons for doing this was that he didn't like    the secrecy of the Xanadu project (explained below). Making a his own Unix-like system was not, for him,  an end in itself.  It was a means to...
Topics: copyleft, free software
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by Theodor Holm Nelson
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(There is another, fiercer picture of Ted with the model  within this Internet Archive item.  These pictures may be re-used freely,  with attribution please.) Ted's plan in the 1970s for world electronic publishing  was to store content at "Xanadu stands",  which would deliver the content on request  through the network.  (There was no public network yet,  that was just ASSUMED.) The Xanadu stands would be franchised  like McDonald's stands, as a simple way  of financing...
Topics: ISP, storage services, hypertext, hypermedias
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Two men, Two Visions of One Computer World, Indivisble
Topics: Ted Nelson, Xanadu, Engelbart, hypertext, NLS
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Nuala Creed
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This is a color 3D-scan of the Ted Nelson sculpture created by artist Nuala Creed, which is part of the permanent collection of Ceramic Archivists at the Internet Archive.  About the files The file  3D_scan_of_Ted Nelson_sculpture.zip  is a zipped folder containing three files: 1. TedNelson_0.png 2. TedNelson.mtl 3. TedNelson.obj About the Sculpture The sculpture is number 89, created by Nuala Creed in June of 2013. It is a multi-fired, glazed, handmade stoneware sculpture, approximately 47...
Topics: 3D printing, scan, nuala creed, ted nelson, jeffrey ventrella, ceramic, figure, model, scan, Ted...
Ted Nelson Archive
by William Bricken
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Allan Calhamer (curated by Ted Nelson)
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My friend Allan Calhamer is best known for  the game of "Diplomacy", which is widely discussed--  an electrifying combat in which you must lie  and break promises to win-- although the rules  don't say so, you learn quickly. Much less known is this game of Hyper-Space.  In this package are everything you need to make  your own set (scans of the pieces  and pictures of the board),  directions and photographs of the stages of play. Unfortunately the videos open first  and you...
Topics: board game, diplomacy
WT Pasteup - Circa 1962
by Theodor Holm Nelson
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Ted Nelson (designer), Rob Smith (programmer)
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© copyright 2007,2018 Hypercoin LLC.  All rights reserved. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!  We have encountered no problems  but give no assurance of safety,  functionality or fitness of purpose.  FOR DEMONSTRATION ONLY. Directions may be found below. This is the best demo of Xanadu®  literary concepts-- parallel pages, visibly connected. May be seen running in various places--  - Ted's recent video on visible connection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMKy52Intac  - Werner Herzog's film...
Topics: literature, parallel pages, hypertext, Xanadu
Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013. In this segment, he discusses paradigms and why it's so hard to change the world.
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Ted Nelson Interviewed by Dave Marvit
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Ted Nelson was interviewed by Dave Marvit on 19 April, 2013. In this segment, he discusses innovation in large companies.
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This is the earliest of my computer talks  presently available as a recording.   (Thanks to Henry Lowood and the Stanford Media Preservation Lab,  where the tape was reformatted and digitized.  The original audiotape and papers  that came with it are at Stanford.) The talk was at the RAND Corporation,  the celebrated (and controversial) think-tank in L.A. I talk about the coming world of universal computer screens  (a radical concept to computer people of that time)  and the ethics and...
Topic: freedom
WT Pasteup - Circa 1962
by Theodor Holm Nelson
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by Ted Nelson
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While I was working for Lilly, in 1962 and 1963,  I photographed many daily pages of his Lab notebook.    This undeveloped film was just developed by Stanford,  55 years later, and came out very nicely. (Courtesy of Henry Lowood and Stanford University  for developing and scanning the film.) (The film opens with a shot of my film editing setup,  a logo I proposed for "Communication Research Institute")  an irrelevant title mentioning Frank Essapian,  and then the notebook...
Topics: dolphin, tursiops, brain
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The First Xanadu Proposal, 1966 This is historically interesting on a number of levels--  about hypertext, word processing, Xanadu,  and personal computing-- twenty years  before the personal computer. The paper was a proposal to Bill Jovanovich, my boss--  he and I had gone together to see Engelbart.  Engelbart was wonderful, and I was converted to the mouse,  but the other ideas here were my own.  And this may be the first description ever  of an easy-to-use word processor,  though...
Topics: hypertext, word processing, Engelbart, Xanadu
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The "Software" show in 1970 took place at the Jewish Museum. Many from the New York "art world" took part. So did the R.E.S.I.S.T.O.R.S computer club of Princeton, NJ. Nicholas Negroponte's Architecture Machine Group  had a block-stacking machine, illustrated on the cover,  with gerbils.
Topics: Art, Concept Art, New York Art World, R.E.S.I.S.T.O.R.S.
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WT Pasteup - Circa 1962
by Theodor Holm Nelson
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Landstad, John, 1870-1954; Hå kommune (Norway)
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This is a collection of photographs of the Holm family,  living in the parsonage (Prestegaard) at Haa, on the western  coast of Norway. They were taken in the 1890s by John Landstadt,  an early candid photographer,   who married one of the minister's daughters. Karenos Theodor Holm was the minister.  He and his wife Cecilie had eleven children. Theodor Holm, the youngest,  migrated to the United States  and became the father of actress Celeste Holm  and the grandfather who raised Ted...
Topics: Norway, gamle prestegaard, Theodor Holm, Danckert Holm, Danckert Krohn-Holm, Norwegian folk...
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by Ted Nelson, Producer
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CLASSIC XANADU WITH PYXI INTERFACE,  showing the Declaration of Independence. (Classical Xanadu by Roger Gregory, Mark Miller,  Stuart Green, Roland King and Eric Hill.  PYXI (PYthon Xanadu Interface) by Ka-Ping Yee.) Open-sourced at udanax.xanadu.com/green/index.html === HOW TO OPEN THE DEMO WITH VMWARE FUSION It might open in some other system,  such as VirtualBox, but in that case  you're on your own. Open the zip file.  You will get    PING.BKP.pyxiubuntuvmware.vmwarevm Open this...
Topics: Xanadu, PYXI, Ted Nelson
Ted Nelson Archive
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These are choice excerpts from many publications,  starting in 1985.
Topics: hypertext, usability
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by Ted Nelson
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This is an application to patent the algorithms  of the Xanadu system, ca. 1973.  This is the one called Hypertyper,  under development with Cal Daniels. Not filed.  Too much happening.
Topics: hypertext, animation
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iii, 91 pages ; 22 cm
Topics: Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, Constitutions -- United...
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by Ted Nelson
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Xanadu was a real place, discussed below.  We think we found the actual location, discussed below,  except that those Googlemap coordinates  seem to be broken. Also enclosed is a screenshot of the area surrounding.  To see those surroundings, go to "Show All"  on the right of this page,  then open "Googlemap.png". We could probably could get a better view on Google earth, now. === From: Ted Nelson  Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 1:47 PM Subject: The original Xanadu, seen...
Topics: the original Xanadu palace grounds, Coleridge, Kublai Khan
Osmic Workshops
by Nelson, Theodor Holm
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Session #1 Session #2 notes missing Session #3 Session #4 Session #5 Session #6 Session #7 Session #7, cont. Session #8 Session #9
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by Ted Nelson
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Article from  Datamation , March 1982, summarizing Ted's ideas of hypertext-- especially transclusion (live quotation), automatic royalty, and parallel connected pages.
Topics: hypertext, transclusion, micropayment, parallel pages
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1972-- FIRST SIMULATION OF PARALLEL HYPERTEXT WITH VISIBLE CONNECTIONS.   Parallel pages on the screen, with visible connections, is a central idea in my work.  (We may call such pages "parallel hypertext"; Jason Scott has kindly suggested calling such pages "Nelson documents".) (Included: PDF of the article with pictures; vertical picture as separate .jpeg.) This 1972 article, with two photographs of a simulated interactive screen, is the first publication that made the...
Topics: parallel pages, visible connections, visible connection between pages, icon, interaction, text,...
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(NOTE: Enclosed PDF tells the story in detail.) This radio play, produced in 1997,  is about Ted Nelson looking back from the year 2015,  and the immense impact that the Xanadu project  has had on the world.  (At least, according to the script.) However, this did not happen in 2015. The guy who plays Ted Nelson doesn't sound like Ted Nelson,  but the show sounds pretty interesting, even if you don't know Finnish.
Topics: hypertext, Kubla Khan
Ted Nelson Archive
by Theodor Holm Nelson
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This summarizes the Biostatus hypothesis,  a unifying theory of "morale"-- in its usual sense  of how effective you are and how good you feel,  which are deeply linked. The biostatus hypothesis is that our  effectiveness and exuberance constitute  a unified system, present at least in all mammals,  Biostatus is an internal counterpart to the status system--  an evolved system of evaluation and reward. There are probably no crucial experiments  to prove or disprove this...
Topics: psychology, biostrategy, polymind, multi-mind, gene benefit, Dawkins, selfish gene, effectiveness,...
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How shall we visualize time?   (See end for MANY PAGES OF PICTURES.) Clocks and calendars, the usual graphics,  offer only a teeny part of the possibilities.  Spirals (of various kinds) allow visualization  and annotation of time at any resolution. (A partial implementation in VRML  by Kennichi Unnai is one of the illustrations.) This was a patent application,  to be paid for by someone else, a backer. The backer did not come through with the payment  and so no application was filed.
Topics: time, clock, calendar
Ted Nelson Archive
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This book was the handout for Ted's seminar,  "Cinema of the Mind," in 1994  (handed out at U.B.C.) There has been no time or opportunity  to rewrite it since then,  though parts of it have been in  all of Ted's lectures. Ted's term, "virtuality"--   in its original sense, SEEMING--  is the central concept of the book. The breadth is challenging--  the design of structure,  the philosophy of ideas,  the strong resemblance to cinema,  and the need for a director.
Topics: software design, interaction, virtuality, UX
Osmic Workshops
by Nelson, Theodor Holm
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Session #1 Session #2 notes missing Session #3 Session #4 Session #5 Session #6 Session #7 Session #7, cont. Session #8 Session #9
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Somehow I was selected as a major American bachelor and enumerated in this 1982 book.  Correspondence in those days was by paper mail, and I tried to make my piece humorous.  The author, Celeste Fremon, unfortunately misprinted, from what I sent her, the word "psychically" as "physically", which lowered matters considerably.  Still, she went along with the humor to the end.
Topics: Bachelor, Humor, Group Sex
Ted Nelson - Radical Software Concept Nears Reality - San Francisco Chronicle, 1991
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(This is the Personal Computer Festival  where Ted repeatedly ignored the requests from Steve Jobs  and Dan Kottke to come to the Apple booth  and see the Apple II. "Does it have lower case?" Ted always asked,  and since it didn't have lower case,  Ted had no interest, since text was a principal concern to him.  Might have changed history if he had. According to Wikipedia, Apple did not exhibit at this show,  but according to Wozniak's 1992 video talk, they did--  the...
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Ted Nelson Archive
by Jewett, Edmund Gale, 1873-1965
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by Ted Nelson
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This hard-to-find article was published in Datamation,  15 Dec 1986.  Here is the only copy I could find,  unfortunately printed on fanfold,  so that some lines are cut off,  and with both sides scanned. It is of historical interest to some.
Topics: hypertext, files
Osmic Workshops
by Nelson, Theodor Holm
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I have been obsessed with schematic philosophy  since my 1958 paper "Schematics, Systematics, Normatics". (More on history below.) THIS IS THE BEST WRITEUP, just found.  It is dense but coherent and comprehensive  (except for a couple of key subjects, merely mentioned at the end). I express the hope of creating a "lingua franca"  for discussing ideas.    Not very likely but a grand scheme. This was written at Datapoint in San Antonio in December 1982.  (I worked on...
Topics: schematics, schematic philosophy, normatics, strategics, abstraction, description, representation
"SPL" is short for "Splandremics". Ted's theories of interaction, which he first called   - SPLANDREMICS   (combining "display", "splendor", "dream" and "emics" later,  - FANTICS (from Greek "fainein", to show,   as in "fantastic", "sycophant" and eventually  - VIRTUALITY, to meen SEEMING--  the original meaning, until the word "virtual"  was hijacked for 3-dimensional viewing. These are...
Topics: interaction, user experience