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Ted Nelson (wikipedia.org)
25 points by GuiA on Aug 11, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 3 comments



Ted Nelson created a YouTube series, Computers for Cynics, which is his history of modern computing technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdnGPQaICjk

In one amusing video, he proposes that Satoshi Nakomoto, the creator of Bitcoin, is a pseudonym used by Shinichi Mochizuki, the mathematician who found a proof for the abc conjecture with his inter-universal geometry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emDJTGTrEm0

http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/top-english.html http://www.kurims.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~motizuki/papers-english.htm...


Whew, when I saw the Wikipedia page for Ted Nelson posted to HN, apropos of nothing (that I know of), I feared he was dead or something.

Happily, the pages says he 'is' blah blah blah and not 'was'.

So it isn't yet necessary to figure out the proper way to commemorate the man who added 'teledildonics' to the lexicon (yeah yeah, and 'hypertext').


"Teledildonics" is my new word of the day.




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