Ted Nelson, the man who coined the word “hypertext,” has delivered a moving eulogy for his friend and contemporary, computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart. Engelbart, who died in 2013 at age 88, first showed off such innovations as the interactive keyboard and mouse, text editing, Nelson’s hypertext, video conferencing, windowing, and much more, all in a 1968 presentation later dubbed “The Mother of All Demos.” But Nelson’s short talk at the Computer History Museum also condemns the computing establishment for relegating Engelbart to the sidelines after his breakthroughs. follow link
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Ted Nelson’s Moving Homage to Douglas Engelbart Takes Aim at Today’s Tech World
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdnGPQaICjk - The first of eight parts
But for Nelson's work... Computer Lib/Dream Machines is still by far and away one of my favorite works on life, humanity, and clearing up all the mythology behind computers, how they're really machines that can do anything. He even outlines his plan for HyperText/Xanadu towards the end, essentially the idea that inspired "the web", but aspired to be so much more. It's really an amazing read.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Lib - Wikipedia article
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf-EtOtok2U#t=5m16s - Martin McClure's overview
In one of life's great ironies, CL/DM was most recently reprinted by Microsoft Press in 1987. I don't believe there are any official channels to get it, right now.
Please do ignore that little comment towards the end.
The actual link for the youtube version of the Eulogy is:
It was very moving.