Ted Nelson
#3140 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 , and teledildonics. 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
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Keio University
Keio University

Private university centered in Tokyo, Japan

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University of Oxford
University of Oxford

Collegiate research university in Oxford, England

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Swarthmore College
Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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    #976 World Rank #383 USA Rank
    Education
    #1085 World Rank #430 USA Rank
    Sociology
    #5856 World Rank #1112 USA Rank
    Philosophy