Friday, June 22, 2007

Smart Mobs: Xanadu Launches on Ted Nelson's Birthday

Behold a vaporware record that will likely stand for decades... 

Sausalito, 17 June 2007 - XanaduSpace 1.0 is now available for download at

XanaduSpace 1.0 is a new 3D document viewer from Project Xanadu, based on the transliterary open standard at It presently runs only on Windows. It is free.

XanaduSpace 1.0 allows the user to fly around parts of a hypertext, showing text connections as translucent beams you can fly through. An included hypertext, "Origins," has eleven flying pages; one central page connects to various quotes from Bibles and cosmological theory.


Xanadu was started in the nineteen-sixties as the first hypertext system,
but has encountered many setbacks on its way to market. Nelson is not
discussing future versions. "We've learned our lesson about
pre-announcement," he says.

Smart Mobs: Xanadu Launches on Ted Nelson's Birthday

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