Ted Nelson — who coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia back in 1963 — recently told Techworld Australia that the web is “completely wrong”.

The creator of hypertext has criticised the design of the World Wide Web, saying that Tim Berners-Lee’s creation is “completely wrong”, and that Windows, Macintosh and Linux have “exactly the same” approach to computing.

Ted Nelson, founder of first hypertext project, Project Xanadu, told Techworld Australia the structure of the Web is “totally archaic”.

“They got the World Wide Web completely wrong,” he said. “It is a strange, distorted, peculiar and difficult limited system … the browser is built around invisible links — you can see something to click on but you’ve got nowhere else to go.”

[Ted Nelson @ cio.com.au]

Ted Nelson @ Wikipedia