Ted Nelson's prophetic hypertext (non-linear text) on the promise and perils of the coming computer age.
Across the top of the cover, a statement no less true now than when it was published in 1974: “You Can and Must Understand Computers NOW.”
Computer Lib/Dream Machines is two books interwingled. Computer Lib explains the inner workings of the computer to the layman. Dream Machines discusses the potential of computers and predicts the future of artificial intelligence, animation, hypertext, virtual reality... much of what has come to pass.
Yesterday’s fiction was Ted’s reality and is now today’s reality.