"Later that year, [Ted] Nelson got permission from the publishers of Vladimir Nabokov's _Pale Fire_ to use the elaborately annotated parody in a hypertext demonstration. The idea, like most of Nelson's contributions, was rejected by the sponsors of the Brown experiment." https://www.wired.com/1995/06/xanadu/ that would have been pretty rad though
@haitch I haven't read the whole thing, whoops! was just tantalized by that connection to Pale Fire. apologies for dipping into this stuff publicly without going through all of the backstory, I'm just very goal-directed right now but still want to share interesting things I come across
@aparrish Oh no, nothing wrong with that, I agree it's fascinating. Only filling in the gaps, I thought I would provide context.
The connection of Nelson with Samuel Taylor Coleridge is also very interesting (and possibly Jorge Luis Borges through him as well).
@phooky Yeah well, I don't understand why that's a problem. It's clear that people are capable of tolerating much much worse and undeserving cranks.
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