Issue No.02 - April-June (2007 vol.29)
Henry Oinas-Kukkonen , University of Oulu
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2007.22
Douglas Engelbart's achievements are widely acknowledged, but Engelbart's background is not nearly so well known. This article, in exploring the connections between Vannevar Bush and Engelbart on hypertext's concept and implementation, argues that the history of hypertext and hypermedia systems (largely assumed to be correct) misreads the relationship between Bush and Engelbart.
hypertext, hypermedia, Douglas Engelbart, Vannevar Bush
Henry Oinas-Kukkonen, "From Bush to Engelbart: 'Slowly, Some Little Bells Were Ringing'", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.29, no. 2, pp. 31-39, April-June 2007, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2007.22