• Ted Nelson's old junk mail is a treasure trove for tech nerds

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The visionary computer scientist saved catalogs, brochures, and other direct-mail detritus for decades-and the Internet Archive has saved them for posterity.
    Devotees of computing history know Ted Nelson for, among other things, Project Xanadu (the project, launched in the 1960s, which gave us the concept of hypertext) and Computer Lib/Dream Machines (a 1974 introduction to computers which remains a great, quirky read). The man is visionary in the truest sense of the term. But it also turns out that he spent years doing something which sounds mind-numbingly mundane: saving vast quantities...
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