|In 1960, Ted Nelson, a BA in philosophy, was a masters student in sociology at Harvard University.
He had enroled on a computer course, and it wasn't long before he had a vision of what could be the future of
text handling. For his term project, he attempted to devise a text handling system that would allow the writer of a document to revise,
undo, and compare work easily. It is worth remembering that this was before the word processor was invented and he was trying to acheive this ambitious project
on a mainframe computer using assembler language (a low level, difficult to use language). He did not complete this term project, but five
years later, he gave his first paper at the annual conference of the Association of Computing Machinery. Around this period, in 1965, Nelson first used the phrase "Hypertext."|