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Multimedia and Hypertext

The Internet and Beyond

Based on his best-selling HyperText and HpyerMedia, Jakob Nielsen takes hypertext a step further--to the Internet. Multimedia and Hypertext: The Internet and Beyond explores new and developing applications in multimedia and hypertext as well as offering coverage of the use of HTML (hypertext markup language) and the World Wide Web with interfaces such as Mosaic and Netscape.

Practitioners, technical writers, software developers, engineers, communication and computer science students, graphic designers, sophisticated PC users, and anyone involved in electronic dissemination of information.

Paperback, 480 Pages

Published: February 1995

Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 978-0-12-518408-3


  • Preface
    A Multitude of Hypertext and Multimedia
    Chapter 1: Defining Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Multimedia
    Narrower Definitions of Hypertext
    Hypermedia: Multimedia Hypertext
    Hypertext and Regular Computer Applications
    The Hype about Hypertext
    Chapter 2: An Example of a Hypertext System
    Chapter 3: The History of Hypertext
    Memex (1945)
    Augment/NLS (1962-1976)
    Xanadu (1965)
    Hypertext Editing System (1967) and FRESS (1968)
    Aspen Movie Map (1978)
    KMS (1983)
    Hyperties (1983)
    NoteCards (1985)
    Symbolics Document Examiner (1985)
    Intermedia (1985)
    Guide (1986)
    HyperCard (1987)
    Hypertext Grows Up
    Chapter 4: Applications of Hypertext
    Computer Applications
    Business Applications
    Intellectual Applications
    Educational Applications
    Entertainment and Leisure Applications
    Chapter 5: The Architecture of Hypertext Systems
    Hypertext Engines
    Open Hypertext
    Integrating Hypertext Ideas into Other Environments
    Chapter 6: Hardware Support for Hypertext
    Problems with the Computer Screen
    Pointing Devices
    Can Text-Only Computers Be Used for Hypertext
    CD-ROM as a Storage Device
    Chapter 7: Hypertext in the Internet
    Accessing Hypertext Through the Internet
    The World Wide Web and Mosaic
    Hyper-G and Harmony
    Half-Dead Hypertext and the Electronic Business Card
    Chapter 8: Coping with Information Overload
    Information Retrieval
    Human Editing
    Interest Voting and Readwear
    The n of 2n Approach
    Chapter 9: Navigating Large Information Spaces
    Overview Diagrams
    Navigational Dimensions and Metaphors
    Chapter 10: Hypertext Usability
    Usability Parameters for Hypertext
    Survey of Benchmark Research
    Non-Benchmark Studies
    The Larger Picture
    Chapter 11: Multimedia Authoring
    Usability for Authors
    Separate Interfaces for Writers
    Cooperative Authoring
    The Authority of the Author
    Chapter 12: Repurposing Existing Content
    The Manual of Medical therapeutics
    Oxford English Dictionary
    Chapter 13: The Future of Multimedia and Hypertext
    What Happened to the Predictions from my Earlier Book?
    Short-Term Future: Three to Five Years
    Medium-Term Future: Five to Ten Years
    Long-Term Future: Ten to Twenty Years
    Hypermedia Publishing: Monopoly or Anarchy?
    A Summary: Hypertext versus the Competition
    Appendix: Annotated Bibilography
    Journals and Magazines
    Books about the Internet
    Alphabetical Listing of Papers and Books
    Far Out Stuff


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