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Literary Machines, book by Ted Nelson describing the Xanadu concept & methodology, latest edition 90.1, new edition coming shortly, postpaid US$ 25 US (US$ 40 foreign) from Mindful Press, 3020 Bridgeway #295, Sausalito CA 94965

Literary Machines, the 87.1 Macintosh hypertext edition on disk, available from OWL International Inc., 14218 NE 21st Street, Bellevue WA 98007

Computer Lib/Dream Machines, by Ted Nelson, a '1987 revised & updated' reprint of the original 1974 edition, Tempus Books/Microsoft Press

For information on the forthcoming Xanadu software from AutoDesk contact Xanadu Operating Company, Palo Alto CA, tel. [+1] (415) 856-4112

To get on the mailing list for PAX developments write to Public Access Xanadu at the Mindful Press' address above or contact their EC representative Elisabeth Davenport (c/o Department of Information Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK tel. [+44] (041) 552-4400 x3700, fax (041) 553-1393

Explicitly referred to in the lecture:

Alfred Korzybski (an eccentric philosopher whose best known work is 'Science and Sanity, An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics,' (1933), last ed. Boston, 1980).

Tomas Kuhn (introduced 'paradigm' in science; wrote 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,' Chicago, 1970)

K. Eric Drexler (shortly re-joining the Xanadu development team, wrote 'Engines of Creation, The Coming Era of Nanotechnology,' 1986)

Buckminster Fuller, Bertrand Russel - his teen age idols

Xanadu, XU, Xanadu Stand, Parallel Textface, Qframe - trademarks of XOC Inc.

Macintosh - a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.

Snacks eaten by the author during writing supplied by Goteborgs Kex AB.

 

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