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For most of us who work on the Web, it's almost impossible to imagine a world without browsers. But in the years leading up to Tim Berners-Lee's world-changing invention, several other visionary information scientists were exploring alternative systems that anticipated - and in some ways surpassed - today's Web. This presentation will survey the work of Paul Otlet, Vannevar Bush, Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, Andy Van Dam, Wendy Hall and others, tracing the heritage of these largely forgotten systems in search of promising ideas left by the historical wayside.
Alex Wright is the Director of User Experience at The New York Times and the author of Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages. He is currently working on a new book about the origins of the modern information age.
|7:00 - 7:30pm||Welcome & Introductions|
|7:30 - 8:15pm||Presentation by Alex Wright|
|8:15 - 8:20pm||Shoutouts / Giveaways / Community|
|8:20 - 9:00pm||Networking & Fun|
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