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HOME PAGE OF TED NELSON,

Dr.Dr. Theodor Holm Nelson, Internet Archive Fellow
Computer Scientist (official since 2013)
Original visionary of the World Wide Web, 1960
Philosopher and Film-Maker (since 1959)
"Poet, Philosopher and Rogue" (since 1954)
• Erdosz number undefined • Kevin Bacon number 2 (via Lynn Milgrim)
•  IMDB: "Ted Nelson (II)"

TN (by Ben Shneiderman)  Marlene Mallicoat (Mrs.TN)   SAINT DOUG!  Douglas Engelbart, with wings and halo, unretouched, from video frame by Marlene Mallicoat, placed by her in public domain; please attribute.
 


 

I WAS HERE FIRST, AND IT'S ALL GONE WRONG.
-- Ted Nelson

"A prophet is without honor in his own country."
                                                                          -- Matthew 13:54-58; Mark 6:1-6

"I must invent my own systems, or else be enslaved by other men's."

                                                                                                                           -- WIlliam Blake

=== BOOKS
IN PRINT: Life, Love, College, Etc., 1959.
IN PRINT: Computer Lib/Dream Machines, 1974.  Microsoft edition, 1987.
The Home Computer Revolution, 1977.  Translated also into Japanese and Swedish.
Literary Machines (classic edition), 1981.  Literary Machines Technical Edition, 1987 et seq.
The Future of Information.  (Published in Japan.)
IN PRINT: Geeks Bearing Gifts: How the Computer World Got This Way, 2008.
IN PRINT: POSSIPLEX (autobiography), 2010.
IN PRINT: The Scene Machine, 2014.
=== ARTICLES  Many, 10 peer-reviewed; see curriculum vitae.

=== VIDEOS

TN channel on YouTube.  Other TN videos published variously by other people.

Note especially the videos from Ted Nelson Day at Chapman University,   (To see videos, open "Conference Schedule" at the bottom.)  Note especially the presentation by Steve Wozniak, session before last.
 

=== MAIN INVENTIONS AND DESIGNS
• Indirect hypermedia based on transclusion (xanalogical structure, trademarked Xanadu®; 1960 to present, with various collaborators)
• JOT interface for capturing lower case on upper-case keyboard (ca.1970)
• The Back Button (ca.1976)
• Ray tracing and ray casting (1961-71)-- told in The Scene Machine
• hyperthogonal structure (trademarked as ZigZag®)-- "spreadsheet set free"
• N-dimensional interactive space viewer (Zzogl™)-- unpublished
=== PATENTS  Two in curriculum vitae, and one since.

=== WORDS COINED THAT ARE IN COMMON USE

• hypertext  • hypermedia  • micropayment   • transclusion  • compound document  • dildonics • transpointing windows • stretchtext  • intertwingled
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