Ted Nelson

1937 - Today

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Theodor Holm Nelson (born June 17, 1937) is an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist. He coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia in 1963 and published them in 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Nelson has received more than 551,888 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ted Nelson is the 706th most popular philosopher (up from 735th in 2019), the 2,648th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,633rd in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Philosopher.

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  • 65.17

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  • 28

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  • 4.80

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  • 3.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among philosophers, Ted Nelson ranks 706 out of 1,089Before him are Thomas Arnold, Raymond Williams, William of Conches, Jakob Lorber, Gustavo Gutiérrez, and Jean Guitton. After him are Onesicritus, Narayana Guru, Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, Crantor, Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov, and Émile Boutroux.

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Among people born in 1937, Ted Nelson ranks 131Before him are Tung Chee-hwa, Ange-Félix Patassé, Nur Hassan Hussein, Tom Courtenay, Bella Akhmadulina, and Mitsuo Kamata. After him are Dick Dale, Valentin Bondarenko, Ratan Tata, Naji al-Ali, Eduard Streltsov, and Alberto Spencer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ted Nelson ranks 2,648 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Strand (1890), Jesse Jackson (1941), Isiah Thomas (1961), Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Randy Newman (1943), and Willy DeVille (1950). After him are Carl Wieman (1951), Chris Rock (1965), Winston Groom (1943), Dick Dale (1937), Don Cheadle (1964), and Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Ted Nelson ranks 27Before him are Jerry Fodor (1935), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Charles W. Morris (1903), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Michael J. Sandel (1953), and James Mark Baldwin (1861). After him are Donald Davidson (1917), David Lewis (1941), Helen Parkhurst (1886), Alvin Plantinga (1932), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), and Michael Walzer (1935).