Electronic Publishing and Electronic Literature

  • Theodor H. Nelson
Part of the Computers in Biology and Medicine book series (CBM)


No alert person, drubbed by popular magazine and TV news, can fail to have heard that we are on the threshold of some sort of new era in the use of information. Soon, we hear, we will be able to get at the Library of Congress stored on a disk, or movies in a pinky ring, and information that we want vaguely may come at us without our even having to ask.


Electronic Publishing Structure Literature Popular Magazine Visual Display Terminal Private Annotation 


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  1. For additional material on the topics discussed here, the reader is referred to my book Computer Lib (1974) available from The Distributors, 702 S. Michigan, South Bend, In. Of particular relevance in that volume are “Apparatuses of Apparition” and “Babel’s in Toy-land,” p. 125; “The Mind’s Eye,” pp. 109 ff.; “No More Teachers’ Dirty Looks,” pp. 113 ff.; “Hypertext,” pp. 84–85; “Doug Engelbart and ‘The Augmentation of Intellect,’“pp. 82–83. On collateration, “Thinkertoys,” p. 77 and “The Parallel Textface,” pp. 75–76. On the network, see “Xanadu,” pp. 72–73.Google Scholar
  2. Nelson, T. H., 1965. A file structure for the complex, the changing, and the indeterminate, in Proceedings of the Association for Computing Machinery Annual Conference, ACM, New York.Google Scholar
  3. Nelson, T. H., 1978. Data realms and magic windows, in Proceedings of the ACPA-V Conference, published by the Association of Computer Programmers and Analysts, in press.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodor H. Nelson
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  1. 1.Project XanaduSwarthmoreUSA

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