April 4, 2008
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Nelson on Tinderbox

At a symposium in West Virginia, Nick Montfort asked Ted Nelson to describe a few programs that "could be used to enlarge the mind and liberate people". Nelson's list:

Cool! (Nelson, who invented hypertext and was one of the first to see the need for personal computing, is notoriously critical of real software. His famous Hypertext '87 keynote, at the moment when he was expected to take a bow for all that had been accomplished, built to the climax: “No! No! You've got it all WRONG!” )