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 http://xanarama.net.

XanaduSpace 1.0 is a new 3D document viewer from Project Xanadu, based on the transliterary open standard at http://transliterature.org. 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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