Name: Ted Nelson
Born: June 17, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Computer related contributions
- American sociologist, philosopher, and pioneer of information technology (IT sociolosopher).
- He coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia" in 1963 and published them in 1965.
- Helped develop Hypertext Editing System (HES).
- He also has been credited with first using the words transclusion, virtuality, intertwingularity, and teledildonics.
- Life, Love, College, etc. (1959)
- The Home Computer Revolution (1977)
- Literary Machines (1981)
- Computer Lib: You can and must understand computers now (1987)
- The Future of Information (1997)
- Geeks Bearing Gifts: How The Computer World Got This Way (2008)
- POSSIPLEX (2010)
Honors and awards
- Awarded the Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award
- Knighted by France as "Officier des Arts et Lettres" (2001)
- Appointed as a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford (2004)
"The purpose of computers is human freedom."
"No one's life has been simplified by a computer."
"Most people are fools, most authority is malignant, God does not exist, and everything is wrong."