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Part 1: Introduction (5 of 10)
So, for instance, I'm starting the first era at the time working
hypermedia systems appeared on the scene in the 60's with
NLS/Augment being the outstanding example. Sometimes today,
we look back on these monolithic systems as antiquated elephants, as
biting off more than they could chew, trying to cover all of the user's
computing needs under one roof.
But it's important to remember that the goal was the noble one of
offering integration to users. Unfortunately, there wasn't much out there
in the way of "applications" to link. Was there really a better text editor, or
programming environment alternative to that offered by Augment?
In addition, there wasn't an
infrastructure for connecting separate programs - each hypermedia
developer had to design their own.
Last modified: Mon Sep 23 11:49:39 1996
Randy Trigg email@example.com