Information Management & Systems
Previously School of Library & Information Studies
Michael Buckland, Professor.
History of Hypertext
- Serres, Alexandre. 1995. Hypertexte: Une histoire à revisiter.
Documentaliste - Sciences de l'information Vol. 32, no 2:71-83.
The commonly held view that hypertext was conceived by Vannevar Bush
in 1945, developed
by Douglas Engelbart and Ted Nelson, implemented through Hypercard and html
simply ignores most of the history of hypertext.
Five origins of hypertext are reviewed:
Recent: 1. Documentalists 1930s onwards.
2. Computing, esp. 1960s onwards.
Older: 3. Techniques of printed book design; 4. Utopian plans of
universal knowledge; 5. Memorization techniques.
- Wilhelm Ostwald, 1853-1932, and The Bridge
(Munich, 1911-1913): World brain, hypertext, A4.
- T. Hapke.
Ostwald, the "Bruecke" (Bridge), and
connections to other bibliographic activities at the
beginning of the 20th century.
Illustrated lecture notes in English.
- Paul Otlet, Pioneer of Information Management.
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