Visionaries of Electronic Publishing

An Ideal World of Information

Freedom of Information

Overview

Vannevar Bush

Harness computers for knowledge work.

Tools for Managing the Record

Generating Information: A Process

Cataloguing

Associations and Trails

Memex: Bush’s memory extension device

Bush Conceives of Linking

Doug Engelbart

Inventor of the Mouse

Networking

Engelbart’s NLS

Augmentation vs. Automation

Bootstrapping

Engelbart's Key Paper

Notecards

Engelbart's Achievements

Ted Nelson

Coined the term Hypertext

Hypertext Manifesto

Nelson's Publications

Computer Lib

A Hack Defined

Dream Machines

Global Hypertext

Determined to Rebel Against Computer Science

Xanadu

The Parallel Textface

Transclusion

Transclusion Leads to New View of Copyright

Transcopyright

Hypertext Constructs

The Xanadu Fallacies

Weaknesses

More Weaknesses

The Curse of Xanadu

Nelson is no Memex

Two Key Research Institutions

Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center)

Alan Kay

Kay’s Critique of Englebart

Others; Other Sources

Howard Rheingold

Brenda Laurel

Additional Readings

Key Ideas