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Ted Nelson’s Bibliography & Videography

Verified references have signatures with square brackets. The others are taken from various sources, but I still dare to get my fingers on them. Please let me know, if you find new online or offline references to Ted Nelson: mprove@acm.org

Thanks to Francesc Hervada-Sala, Hartmut Obendorf, and Jakob Voss.

Year Reference
[1959] Video Nelson, Theodor Holm (director): The Epiphany of Slocum Furlow. 33'. Slocum Furlow Scene 7 - The Classroom
1959

Nelson, Theodor Holm: Life, Love, College, etc. (originally entitled We Need a Sociology Department)

1965

–––––:The Hypertext, in: Proc. World Documentation Federation Conf. 1965

[1965] 

–––––: A File Structure for the Complex, The Changing and the Indeterminate, ACM 20th National Conference, pages 84-100, 1965

1965

–––––: Suggestion for an On-Line Braille Display. proceedings of the Society for Information Display autumn 1965

1965

–––––: Computer-Indexed Film Handling. SMPTE conference preprint autumn 1965

1966

–––––: Hypertext Notes: ten brief essays on hypertext forms circulated in manuscript circa 1966

[1967]

–––––: Getting It Out of Our System. In George Schlechter (ed), Information Retrieval: A Critical Review. p. 191-210, Thompson Books, 1967.

1967

–––––: Media 72 (unpublished)

1969

n.n.: Nelson’s the Name, and What He Proposes Could Outdo Engelbart. Electronics Magazine, 24 Nov 69, p. 79

1969

Steven Carmody, Walter Gross, Theodor H. Nelson, David Rice, and Andries van Dam. A Hypertext Editing System for the /360 in Faiman and Nievergelt (eds.) Pertinent Concepts in Computer Graphics: Proceedings of the Second University of Illinois Conference on Computer Graphics, pp. 291-330, University of Illinois Press, 1969

1970

–––––: No More Teacher's Dirty Looks. Computer Decisions September 1970, Fully reprinted in Ted Nelson, "Computer Lib" 1974

1971

–––––: Computopia and Cypercrud. In: Roger Levien (ed.): Computers in Introduction. Rand Corporation, 1971

[1973]

–––––: As We Will Think. Proceedings of Online 72 Conference, Brunel University, Uxbridge, England, 1973. Reprinted In: Nyce, James / Kahn, Paul (eds): From Memex to Hypertext : Vannevar Bush and the Mind’s Machine. p. 245. Academic Press, Boston, MA, 1991

1973

–––––: A Conceptual Framework for Man-Machine Everything. proceedings of the AFIPS National Joint Computer Conference 1973

[Nelson 74]

–––––: Computer Lib / Dream Machines; Distributors, South Bend IN, 1974. (some excerpts)
Computer Lib Dream Machines is being republished (2014).

1974

Ted Nelson, in Levien (editor):Computopia and Cybercrud. The Rand Corporation 1974

1974

Ted Nelson, Tom DeFanti and Dan Sandin: Computer Graphics as a Way of Life. proceedings of the first SIGGRAPH conference 1974

1977

–––––: The Home Computer Revolution

1980

–––––: Replacing the Printed [Written??] Word: A Complete Literary System, Lavington, Simon H., : Information Processing: Proceedings of the 1980 IFIP World Computer Congress , 8, 1013-1023. North-Holland, Amsterdam

1980

–––––: Interactive Systems and the Design of Virtuality. Creative Computing, 6(11 & 12), 1980 [by Tog’s Magic and Software Design]

1981

–––––: Literary Machines. Swarthmore, PA. 1981

1986

–––––: The Tyranny of the File. Datamation magazine 15 December 1986

1987

–––––: Literary Machines, volume Version 87.1. Published by author, 1987.

1987

–––––: Computer Lib/Dream Machines. Microsoft Press, Washington, 16011 NE 36th Way, Box 97017 Redmon, Washington, 1987.

1987

–––––: All For One and One For All, Hypertext `87 Proceedings, November 1987

1988

–––––: Managing immense storage. Byte, 13(1):225--233, 1988.

[1990]

–––––: The Right Way to Think About Software Design. In: Laurel, Brenda (ed): The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design. p. 235-243. Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1990 amazon.com

[1990] Video

Douglas Adams: Hyperland. 50' BBC 1990

1991

–––––: Speech delivered at MultiMedia Expo '91, New York

1992

XOC, Inc.: Xanadu Hypermedia Server, Developer Documentation, Mindful Press, (1992).

1992]IZHD

–––––: Opening Hypertext: A Memoir. In: Tuman, M.C. (ed): Literacy Online. The Promise (and Peril) of Reading and Writing with Computers. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh (1992) - pp. 43-57

[1992] Video Nelson, Theodor Holm (director): Silicon Valley Story. Preview 1.3. Starring Ted Nelson, Douglas Engelbart, Rick Mascitti, Stewart Brand, and Timothy Leary as the venture capitalist. The Timothy Leary Archives #189. (also at youtube)
[1993]

Nelson, Theodor Holm: Literary Machines. 93.1. Mindful Press, Sausalito, CA, 1993. LM(Oct 2000) / at Eastgate Systems

1994

–––––: Xanadu: Document Interconnection Enabling Re-Use with Automatic Author Credit and Royalty Accounting. Information Services & Use , 14 (1994).

1995

–––––: Transcopyright:unpublished.

[1995]

–––––: The heart of connection: hypermedia unified by transclusion. In: Communications of the ACM. Vol. 38(8) p. 31-33, 1995

“transpointing windows”

[1995b] Video –––––: Where the Trail Leads at The Brown/MIT Vannevar Bush Symposium 1995 – Video Archive
[1997]

–––––: The Future of Information. ASCII Corporation, Tokyo, 1997. INFUTscans(Oct 2000)

[1997b]

–––––: Embedded Markup Considered Harmful. In XML: Principles, Tools, and Techniques (World Wide Web Journal 2(4, Fall) 1997.

[1997c]

–––––: Crush and Crash: Logic of a Terrible Tomorrow. In: Communications of the ACM. Vol. 40 No. 2 p. 90-91, 1997

[1998] 

––––– and Pam, Andrew: ZigZag(tm) Hyperstructure Kit:The ZigZag Commands. Project Xanadu, version 0.49 edition, 1998

[1999]

–––––: Xanalogical Structure, Needed Now More than Ever: Parallel Documents, Deep Links to Content, Deep Versioning and Deep Re-Use. In: ACM Computing Surveys. Vol. 31 No. 4es, 1999.

Virtually transcluded and re-layouted version
(original at xanadu.com.au/ted/XUsurvey/xuDation.html)

[Nelson 99b]

–––––: The unfinished revolution and Xanadu. In: ACM Computing Surveys. Vol. 31 No. 4es, 1999
presented at Engelbart's Unfinished Revolution (Symposium), Dec ’98

[Nelson 99c]

–––––: Time To Liberate The Web. In: Inter@ctive Week, October 25, 1999
academy.smc.edu/vanallen/tednelson_liberate.htm

[1999]

–––––: JFax > PDF. e-mail with Matthias Müller-Prove, Oct. 1999

[Nelson 99d]

–––––: Way Out Of The Box
ted.hyperland.com/TQdox/zifty.d9-TQframer.html

[2000]

–––––: Re: Do I know you?. email with Matthias Müller-Prove, Apr. 2000

2001 –––––: Philosophy of Hypertext
[2001] Video

Ted Nelson at ACM Hypertext 2001

Some quotes:

[2'10"] I think of the world wide web and XML and cascading style sheets is the ultimate triumph of the typewriter over the author. +++ three fundamental problems today: 1) hierarchical file structures 2) simulation of paper 3) the application prison +++ [12'40"] Software is a branch of movie making. +++ [17'50"] The question is about starting over. +++ ZigZag / Authoplectic structures where trees and tables are just edge cases. +++

[2001] InterviewAudio

Visionary Lays Into the Web / We have settled for less. Ted Nelson interview on BBC Go Digital, 2001

[2003]

–––––: Structure, Tradition and Possibility; keynote at ACM Hypertext 2003, Nottingham,abstract, photo gallery with slides

2005

–––––: TransLit™, the new open-source Xanadu. new (1)2005, author info

[2005] Video

–––––: The Politics Of Internet Software 'Geeks Bearing Gifts'. oxford internet institute: webcast (1:26')

Quote:

[27'] ”War is too important to be left to the generals“. – The software is too important to human life to allow the decissions to be made by those with only technical background.

[2007] Video

–––––: Transclusion: Fixing Electronic Literature. Google TechTalk Jan 29, 2007 (53')

[2007] Video

–––––: Intertwingularity. When Ideas Collide. Video at University of Southhampton, May 2007 – a month before his 70th birthday (90')

[2007] Video

–––––: Ted Nelson on Software (7')

[2008] Video –––––: A very general lecture, 17-Mar-2008
[2009] –––––: Geeks Bearing Gifts (209 pages) at lulu.com / bei amazon.de
[2010]

–––––: POSSIPLEX: Movies, Intellect, Creative Control, My Computer Life and the Fight for Civilization (380 pages) at lulu.com download, lulu.com printed

[2011] Video –––––: Ted Nelson at The Future of Text, 22-Sep 2011 – (Ted's presentation is between 1:40' - 2:00')
[2011] Video –––––: Ted Nelson on the future of text, October 2011
[2012] Video –––––: Computers for Cynics 0 - The Myth of Technology, 22-May-2012 (14' 45")

Computers for Cynics 1 - The Nightware of Files and Directories, 22-May-2012 (14' 45")

Computers for Cynics 2 - It All Went Wrong at Xerox PARC, 28-May-2012 (14' 01")

Computers for Cynics 3 - Database, 28-May-2012 (13' 35")

Computers for Cynics 4 - The Dance of Apple and Microsoft, 28-May-2012 (13' 41")

Computers for Cynics 5 - HyperHistory, 28-May-2012 (14' 29")

Computers for Cynics 6 - The Real Story of the World Wide Web, 28-May-2012 (13' 06")

Computers for Cynics N - Closure: Pay Attentions to the Man Behind the Curtain, 28-May-2012 (11' 13")

[2013] –––––: Ted Nelson at The Future of Text
[2013] Video –––––: Ted at Homebrew Computer Club
[2013] Video –––––: Ted Nelson's Eulogy for Douglas Engelbart
[2014] Video ––––– et al.: Intertwingled: The Work and Influence of Ted Nelson (1 day conferene at Chapman University, 24-Apr-2014)
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–––––: Simplicity Versus Power in User Systems (unpublished, referenced in DM 52)

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–––––: Errors in "The Curse of Xanadu," by Gary Wolf . ararat(June 2001)

–––––: Biostrategy and Polymind

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–––––: The Checkmate Proposal

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–––––: WORLD ENOUGH: The Manuscript Edition. Contents(June 2001)

2001

–––––: Home Page of Ted Nelson. xanadu.com.au/ted/, www.hyperland.com

Other Resources

Xanadu Bibliography by Andrew Pam

Mendeley: Ted Nelson Bibliography

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