Inventor of Hypertext?

After writing my previous post, I went on to do a little more research about hypertext. I came across a site by Webopedia about hypertext and was quite frustrated when I came across an inaccuracy within their research.

According to the site, hypertext is “a special type of database system, invented by Ted Nelson in the 1960’s.”

Didn’t we just read that it was invented in the thirties by Vannevar Brush?

One thought on “Inventor of Hypertext?

  1. Not quite. Bush described the memex, a mechanical machine. Nelson coined the term hypertext and its relation to databases (which didn’t exist in Bush’s time).

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