CET meeting 05-06. 02. 2000. Budapest
Internet: Past, present, future

WWW and its original requirements

1945: Vanevar Bush writes an article in Atlantic Monthly about a photo-electrical-meachnical device called a Memex, for memory extension, which could make and follow links between documents on microfiche.

1962-: Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the first working hypertext system.
His NLS system was the second node on the ARPANET.

"Most of the structuring forms I'll show you stem from the simple capability of being able to establish arbitrary linkages between different substructures, and of directing the computer subsequently to display a set of linked substructures with any relative positioning we might designate among the different substructures.
You can designate as many different kinds of links as you wish, so that you can specify different display or manipulative treatment for the different types."

1988-89: Trial of realization of Memex-dream: Xanadu system by Autodesk. In opposition to 5 Million USD investments it has failed (Ted Nelson).