Ted Nelson Quotes

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The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do. -Ted Nelson
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Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything. -Ted Nelson
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They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind. -Ted Nelson
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So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened. -Ted Nelson
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In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking. -Ted Nelson
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Project Xanadu is essentially my trademark. It was originally, and has returned to my arms as that. -Ted Nelson
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The Web is trivially simple - massively successful and its like Karaoke - anybody can do it. -Ted Nelson
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The problem is not software 'friendliness'. It is conceptual clarity. A globe does not say, 'good morning'. It is simple and clear, not 'friendly'. -Ted Nelson
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A user interface should be so simple that a beginner in an emergency can understand it within ten seconds. -Ted Nelson
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So, I was always frustrated having to write and having to cut things. Why should you have to cut anything? -Ted Nelson
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Making things easy is hard. -Ted Nelson
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How is MS-DOS like MSG? Both raise your blood pressure and give you a tightening sensation around your forehead. -Ted Nelson
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I was very intensely concerned with all kinds of new media. -Ted Nelson
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