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  • By Benton Francis
    Feb 19, 2014
    We have forgotten that, not so long ago, virtual representation of photographs, film and art, not to mention virtually-created versions of same, lived only in dreams of the Future. One of those dreamers, Ted Nelson, opens his archive here to let us peer into the excitement of his process of discovery in pursuit of computer-generated photorealistic images. The patent he files in 1972 is complex, but then again, not. As in, "it's easy when you know how." Startlingly close, in some cases precisely predictive, of systems that emerged decades later, Nelson's direct language and sketches highlight a drive common to all great inventors: they believe the tools they are creating are necessary. Fascinating chunk of history, worth checking out.
  • By Peter Snowberg
    Feb 19, 2014
    Once again, Ted Nelson demonstrates that over time multiple people will independently arrive at similar conclusions, however some of these people will reach those conclusions decades before the rest of us. Some innovators will even reach these conclusions decades before prerequisite technologies exist to take them there, necessitating invention of a host of potential intermediate technologies. Ted is one of those exceptionally rare personalities who sees into the future with accuracy and has the daring to suggest a road to take us there.
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Product Details

First Edition
Mindful Press
February 17, 2014
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.61 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
8.5 wide x 11 tall
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