Computer lib dream machines

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Besides the Whole Earth Catalog , the layout also bore similarities to the People's Computer Company PCC newsletter, published by a Menlo Park based group of the same name, where Nelson's book would gain as described by Levy "a cult following Taught me to love things I hadn't met yet. In Dream Machines, Nelson covers the flexible media potential of the computer, which was shockingly new at the time.

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Theodor Nelson: Computer Lib and Dream Machines

Nelson dreamed of freeing the mind from existing static mediums, and of providing a substrate and vehicle that would allow humans to soar to new heights, birth new thought, and collaborate on elaborate constructions of ideas.

Humanist vision of computers and their potential. The Xanadu project itself failed to flourish, for a variety of reasons which mahines disputed. Popular culture The anime Serial Experiments Lain cites Project Xanadu as a precursor to The Wired a fictional internet-like communicationsnetwork and augmented reality system and mentions Nelson as the originator of hypertext.

Computer Lib/Dream Machines

Education and awards Nelson earned a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from Swarthmore College ina Master's degree in sociology from Harvard University in and a Doctorate in Media and Governance from Keio University in Retrieved from " https: Nima rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Fascinating glimpse to the future in a highly readable and thoroughly entertaining book.

Every student has a different brain and a different way of learning that best suits them. Flip the book upside down to the back, and you get Dream Machines - a look at the most clever computer-based and computer-related technologies of the day.

Feb 23, Joe Raimondo rated it it was amazing. I must have read it 5 times because I immediately realized what a treasure this book is. Nelson co-founded Itty bitty machine company, or "ibm", which was a small computer retail store operating from to in Evanston, Illinois.

The Nelsons live in Washington State.

This page was last modified on 12 Julyat Nov 26, Chip rated it it was amazing. Jens rated it it was amazing Sep 08, In Dream MachinesNelson made his most lasting of contributions. Insert image from URL.

Notes on “Computer Lib/Dream Machines”

In he celebrated his 70th birthday by giving an invited birthday lecture at the University of Southampton. By creating a user-controlled learning environment, the traditional limitations of education can be eliminated: His rallying cry "Down with Cybercrud" is against the centralization compter computers such as that performed by IBM at the time, as well as Nelson writes passionately about the need for people to understand computers deeply, more deeply than was generally promoted as computer literacy, which he considers a superficial kind of familiarity with particular hardware kib software.

Show 0 new item s. Feb 02, Vivienne rated it it was amazing.

This book was the first "popular book" for the general public about computers and interactive systems. Don't feel it's relevant.

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the digital age / Theodor Nelson: Computer Lib and Dream Machines

View all 5 comments. Jan 07, Chip rated it it was amazing.

Much of his adult life has been devoted to working on Xanadu and advocating it. Nelson expands on his idea of "hyper-media," again inventing ideas that we now take for granted.

He is partly of Norwegian descent. Nelson writes passionately about the need for people to understand computers deeply, more deeply than was generally promoted as computer literacywhich he considers a superficial kind of familiarity with particular hardware and software. Mostly skimmed, quite dated.

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