Ted Nelson

American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Theodor Holm Nelson (born June 17, 1937) is an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist. He coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia in 1963[1] and published them in 1965.[2] According to a 1997 Forbes profile, Nelson "sees himself as a literary romantic, like a Cyrano de Bergerac, or 'the Orson Welles of software'."[3]

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Ted Nelson
Nelson in 2011
Born (1937-06-17) June 17, 1937 (age 86)
Alma materSwarthmore College
University of Chicago
Harvard University
Keio University
Known forHypertext
Scientific career
FieldsInformation technology, philosophy, and sociology
InstitutionsProject Xanadu
InfluencesVannevar Bush