#1515 Overall Influence

Ted Nelson

American information technologist, philosopher, and sociologist; coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia"


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Theodor Holm Nelson is an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist. He coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia in 1963 and published them in 1965. Nelson coined the terms transclusion, virtuality, and intertwingularity . According to a 1997 Forbes profile, Nelson "sees himself as a literary romantic, like a Cyrano de Bergerac, or 'the Orson Welles of software'."

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Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Keio University

Private university centered in Tokyo, Japan

University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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#219 World Rank
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