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Intertwingled

The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson

Editors: Dechow, Douglas R., Struppa, Daniele C. (Eds.)

  • Presents historical material on the very early years of personal computers that is not available in any other publication
  • Offers fascinating perspectives on the impact of Ted Nelson’s work, assembled from an interdisciplinary collection of globally renowned authors
  • Provides a unique intellectual biography of Ted Nelson and of his contributions to the evolution of personal computing
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About this book

This engaging volume celebrates the life and work of Theodor Holm “Ted” Nelson, a pioneer and legendary figure from the history of early computing. Presenting contributions from world-renowned computer scientists and figures from the media industry, the book delves into hypertext, the docuverse, Xanadu and other products of Ted Nelson’s unique mind. Features: includes a cartoon and a sequence of poems created in Nelson’s honor, reflecting his wide-ranging and interdisciplinary intellect; presents peer histories, providing a sense of the milieu that resulted from Nelson’s ideas; contains personal accounts revealing what it is like to collaborate directly with Nelson; describes Nelson’s legacy from the perspective of his contemporaries from the computing world; provides a contribution from Ted Nelson himself. With a broad appeal spanning computer scientists, science historians and the general reader, this inspiring collection reveals the continuing influence of the original visionary of the World Wide Web.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Computer Age

    Subitzky, Ed

    Pages 3-5

  • Odes to Ted Nelson

    Shneiderman, Ben

    Pages 7-11

  • The Two-Eyed Man

    Kay, Alan

    Pages 15-23

  • Ted Nelson’s Xanadu

    Knowlton, Ken

    Pages 25-28

  • Hanging Out with Ted Nelson

    Kahle, Brewster

    Pages 29-31

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16925-5
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16924-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36380-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intertwingled
Book Subtitle
The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson
Editors
  • Douglas R. Dechow
  • Daniele C. Struppa
Series Title
History of Computing
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16925-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16925-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16924-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36380-6
Series ISSN
2190-6831
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 150
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
Topics