Ted Nelson

#141593
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
17, 1937
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Tech philosopher and pioneer who coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia in a 1965 paper.

Before Fame

He founded Project Xanadu in 1960, focusing on creating a computer network easy enough to be used by everyone.

Trivia

He opened up a store called IBM or itty bitty machines, which was one of the first to sell Apple computers.

Family Life

His daughter Celeste Holm won an Academy Award for her role in the film Gentleman's Agreement from 1947.

Associated With

He criticized Tim Berners-Lee for creating the World Wide Web as an overly simplified version of what he had envisioned.