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09.11.2010

Hypertext'87 Trip Report

I Tekst 2 null er vi et par turer innom hypertekstens far , Ted Nelson. I den forbindelse er det interessant å se hva Jakob Nielsen skrev etter å ha hørt på Nelson under hypertekstkonferansen i 1987.
Nelson related how he became interested in hypertext: As a student he became a serious note-taker and took notes all the time. He wanted to be able to see the original context of the note as well as its current use side by side, so he started hypertext as a student project and has been working on it ever since. In 1967 he gave his system the name Xanadu and by now it is actually working (we saw a demo at the conference).

By now, the real difference between Nelson and most other hypertext proponents is that he still argues for the universal hypertext which is to contain all literature in the world with interlinked references. To do this, he has invented an addressing scheme called tumblers which has the potential to give an unique address to every byte in all documents in the world. Of course such an open, universal hypertext system should expect to accumulate 100 Mbytes of info every hour and this may seem unrealistic at the present moment. But Nelson reminded us that it had also seemed unrealistic to have several 100 millions of telephones all over the world, all able to call each other.
Morsomt nok, sett i ettertid, ble ikke han som virkelig tok hyperteksten til nye høyder - Tim Berners-Lee - særlig godt mottatt i hypertekstmiljøet. Første gang han forsøkte å få med et paper om World Wide Web, ble han refusert :)

Først da weben var en umotvistelig suksess måtte hypertekstmiljøet "bite i det sure eplet" og invitere Berners-Lee til konferansen.

Hypertext'87 Trip Report

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