Ted Nelson: “Two cheers for now”

As a guest of the Web Science Institute hypertext and hypermedia pioneer, Dr Ted Nelson talks about his life’s work: “What I hoped for in 1960 and what the world has become”.

.. Ted: Tim Berner’s Lee’s main contribution is the URL (3-4 min)

.. Ted: I got a brochure from Digital Computer Equipment Corporation.  It had a screen.  I could do screens (12 min)

.. The programmers hid a wire from Steve Jobs.  Without it, the Mac couldn’t be expanded.  (sometimes they are right) (16 min)

The jump link is a link into you know not what

written during the great fallow period (19 min)

What is the topology of thought? It goes in all directions (30 min)

Made the mistake of emphasizing the jump link at Brown University (31 min)

HTML brings things together from all over the place, somewhat like Xanadu (38 min)

Mistakes: what should I have done?

  • constant note taking took too much time
  • storage killed my savings

 

Xanadu People

The founder:

Theodor Holm Nelson

Early contributors:

  • William Barus
  • Cal Daniels
  • Dave Denniston
  • Dan Prener
  • John V. E. Ridgway
  • Andrew J. Singer

The original Xanadu development team:

  • Ted Nelson
  • Roger Gregory
  • Mark Miller
  • Stuart Greene
  • Roland King
  • Eric Hill
  • Eric Dean Tribble
  • Ravi Pandya

The current Xanadu Operating Company, Inc:

  • Ted Nelson
  • Roger Gregory
  • Kathleen Diohep
  • H. Keith Henson
  • Chris Peterson

The current Project Xanadu (the Ted Nelson T.E.A.M.):

  • Ted Nelson
  • <ted@xanadu.net>

  • Ed Harter
  • <ed@xanadu.net>

  • Andrew Pam
  • <andrew@xanadu.net>

  • Marlene Mallicoat
  • <marlene@xanadu.net>

Xanadu Australia:

  • Andrew Pam
  • <xanni@xanadu.com.au>

  • Katherine Phelps
  • <muse@xanadu.com.au>

Keio University students:

  • Yoshihide CHUBACHI
  • Yuki ISHII
  • Tomoko TANIZAKI

Others who have assisted:

  • Steve André
  • Glen Babecki
  • Tom Barnard
  • Roz Barnett
  • Bunty Barus
  • Carl Barus
  • Peter Barus
  • Bob Bickford
  • Greta Bickford
  • Kayla Block
  • Alan Boyd
  • Jacob Brackman
  • Sandy Brown
  • James Burke
  • Mike Butler
  • Stella Calvert
  • D.J. Cone
  • Stanley Cooke
  • John Copeland
  • Mark Crandall
  • Pat Crepeau
  • Hugh Daniel
  • Elizabeth Davenport
  • Richard deVore
  • Tom Dinnella
  • Steve Ditlea
  • Mark-Jason Dominus
  • Steve Dompier
  • K. Eric Drexler
  • Rich Dutcher
  • Esther Dyson
  • Steve Eberbach
  • Doug Englebart
  • Samuel Latt Epstein
  • Jonathan Fagin
  • Anne Fallon
  • Ian Feldman
  • Robert W. Fiddler
  • Harry Garland
  • Graham Gibbard
  • Jock Gill
  • Edward Tesla Gregory
  • Anna Gruda
  • Eric Gullichsen
  • Paul Gumerman
  • Scott Guthery
  • Robert Haavind
  • Sue Hardy
  • Sean Harmon
  • Charles S. Harris
  • Judith Harris
  • Bevier Hasbrouck
  • Dennis Hayes
  • Dick Heiser
  • Ben Hemming
  • Richard Hill
  • Sheila Hill
  • Danny Hillis
  • Starr Roxanne Hiltz
  • Emil Hirsch
  • Mike Hirsch
  • Peter Hirschberg
  • Jean Parke Holm
  • Theodor Holm
  • Yousuke IGARASHI
  • Catherine Ikam
  • Peter Z. Ingerman
  • Rob Jellinghaus
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Herb Johnson
  • William Jovanovich
  • Mitch Kapor
  • Amy Karash
  • Alan Kay
  • Skip King
  • Art Kleiner
  • Gene Klotz
  • Eliot Klugman
  • Nat Kuhn
  • Ron Lachman
  • Timothy Leary
  • Michael Lecuyer
  • Debra Levin
  • Bob Levine
  • Ginny Levine
  • John R. Levine
  • Margy Levine
  • Faye Levine
  • Ann Lewin
  • Mary Jo Lewis
  • A. Sheldon Liederkranz
  • Joseph I. Lipson
  • Leon Loeb
  • Jeffrey Lord
  • Bob Lovell
  • Sue Lovell
  • John Mauchly
  • Mike McClary
  • Laura McLaughlin
  • Sheila McKenzie
  • Harry Mendell
  • Ann Miller
  • David C. Miller
  • Margaret Minsky
  • Marvin Minsky
  • Calvin Mooers
  • Chip Morningstar
  • Cameron Moseley
  • Jim Moses
  • Erika Muhlenberg
  • Toshifumi MURATA
  • Anne Nadreau
  • Kenji NAEMURA
  • Shu NAKAMAE
  • Maria Nekam
  • Erik Nelson
  • John Nelson
  • Peter Nelson
  • Kazuhiko NISHII
  • Janie Noble
  • Rebekah Oberin
  • Hajime OHIWA
  • Kiyoki OOKUBO
  • Tim Oren
  • Jay Osako
  • Rich Pasco
  • Gail Pergamit
  • Jan Peugh
  • Art Pollard
  • Jonathan Vos Post
  • Bob Radford
  • Laura Raettig
  • Eric S. Raymond
  • Naomi Reynolds
  • Suzanne Ropiequet
  • Bill Richard
  • Nobuo SAITO
  • Phil Salin
  • Lauren Sarno
  • Dennis Schmidt
  • Jonathan Schmidt
  • Steve Senzig
  • <senzig@gmail.com>

  • Jonathan Shapiro
  • Tsutomu SHIMOMURA
  • Charlie Smith
  • Dan Smith
  • Nancy Smith
  • Olga Smyth
  • Jean-Pierre Soisson
  • Richard M. Stallman
  • Barbara Staudt
  • Dave Staudt
  • Deborah Stone
  • L. Joseph Stone
  • Johan Strandberg
  • Ull Strandberg
  • Roy Stringer
  • Michael Swaine
  • Geo Swan
  • Paul Terrell
  • Les Tietz
  • Murray Turoff
  • Ken’ichi UNNAI
  • Yoko UJIKE
  • Peter Vengella
  • John Verity
  • Bob Wallace
  • Brian Wanty
  • Lauren Wedeles
  • Mike Westgate
  • Jim Whitehead
  • Gordon Whiting
  • Steve Witham
  • David Woodcock
  • Maggie Woodcock
  • Yukihiko YOSHIDA
  • Phil Zimmerman
  • Leor Zolman