Ted Nelson Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous Ted Nelson quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Ted Nelson Quotes
“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 Quotes
“So, what you can do in Microsoft Word is what Bill Gates has decided. What you can do in Oracle Database is what Larry Ellison and his crew have decided.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“So in my uncertainty, I went to graduate school and there it all happened.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“The point is that these decisions they've made are partly for your convenience and partly for theirs and partly out of stereotypes that they carry with them from the conventions of the computer field.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“What we now call the browser is whatever defines the web. What fits in the browser is the World Wide Web and a number of trivial standards to handle that so that the content comes.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“Project Xanadu is essentially my trademark. It was originally, and has returned to my arms as that.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“They were saying computers deal with numbers. This was absolutely nonsense. Computers deal with arbitrary information of any kind.”
Ted Nelson Quotes
“I thought I was going to be a filmmaker but at the same time I was an intellectual and I felt that I could make a contribution to some field, as yet, not invented.”

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