What is Hypertext, where does it come from, what can it do and what is your involvement with it?
Question 2: How important is granularity?
Question 3: What about manually created links vs pre-defined links?
Clip 2: So what kind of linking existed before you started?
Clip 3: Can you elaborate especially on linking?
Answer: Ted Nelson gave it that name. If you think it's just text, that's a little limiting but hypermedia is more general. It's a provision for...
Notes: Normal Hypertext links are explicit and allows no further options than a simple transport to a predefined location to be displayed in a predefined style. OHS uses a different terminology which vastly increases the users options. Moving from one location to another is referred to as jumping:
º Jumping can take place through a simple click on a link as with regular Web URLs.
º Jumping can be implicit such as looking a word up in a dictionary or glossary.
º Jumping relatively such as jumping to next item in a sequence, to the end of a document, jumping to predecessor.
º Jumping in OHS affords the users further flexibility by allowing viewspecs to be added to the end of jumps and addressees, specifying how the document jumped to is to be displayed including truncation for dynamic outline generation.

Follow up Comments - More on the history of linking: "What kind of linking existed before you started doing this and where were you inspired?" - "The only mention of anything like it..."

More on linking: "Can you elaborate especially on linking?" - "It seemed like if you were going to really use a computer..."

Keywords: Hypertext, Hypermedia, Ted Nelson, citation, explicit pointing, link, high granularity, optional views, implicit links,
Related Links:
Glossary: Dynamic Linking.
Knowledge-Domain Interoperability and an Open Hyperdocument System,
Ted Nelson Homepage.
"As We May Think" - Vannevar Bush.

.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 1. 7/22/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, early Saturday morning by Frode Hegland @.


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