The future of hypertext as seen from 1990

An intereting video has appeared on Google Video. It’s a documentary about hypertext made in 1990 by Douglas Adams (via Boing Boing). This was made at roughly the same time as the WWW was invented, but this programme mostly reminds me of those interactive CD-Rom encyclopedias you used to get in the 1990s. I also like the way Adams makes interactive TV sound so wonderful. Little did he know that 15 years down the line it would basically amount to little more than “Press red to learn more about lighting your farts.”

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