DATABASE CASE STUDIES

The Memex

The memex is a hypothetical system that would store and compress individuals books, records and communications. This influenced further ideas of hypertext systems. It has the potential to record a person’s life through interfaces such as text, voice, photography and video.

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Ted Nelson and Project Xanadu

Project Xanadu was the first hypertext project, founded by Ted Nelson. Xanadu will most probably never be completed and remain an idealised network however there are several important ideas which stem from it. Xanadu was Nelson’s project to build a computer network with a simple user interface.

Below is a video of Ted Nelson demonstrating Xanadu Space:

References:

u-tx.net ,2015.Available from: http://u-tx.net/ccritics/as-we-may-think.html [Accessed: / /]