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Ted Nelson
  • Name: Ted Nelson
  • Born: 06/17/1937 (83 years old)
  • Known for: Hypertext

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 and published them in 1965. Nelson coined the terms transclusion, virtuality, and intertwingularity (in Literary Machines), and teledildonics. According to a 1997 Forbes profile, Nelson “sees himself as a literary romantic, like a Cyrano de Bergerac, or ‘the Orson Welles of software.'”

School: Swarthmore College, University of Chicago, Harvard University, Keio University

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Source: Wikipedia

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