Hypermedia is defined by the presence of application control information embedded within, or as a layer above, the presentation of information. (Fielding, 2000)
Distributed hypermedia allows the presentation and control information to be stored at remote locations. (Fielding, 2000)
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All this is conventional, except for the projection forward of present-day mechanisms and gadgetry. It affords an immediate step, however, to associative indexing, the basic idea of which is a provision whereby any item may be caused at will to select immediately and automatically another. ... The process of tying two items together is the important thing.
The hope is that, in not too many years, human brains and computing machines will be coupled together very tightly, and that the resulting partnership will think as no human brain has ever thought and process data in a way not approached by the information-handling machines we know today.(Licklider, 1960)
Let me introduce the word "hypertext" to mean a body of written or pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper. It may contain summaries, or maps of its contents and their interrelations; it may contain annotations, additions and footnotes from scholars who have examined it.(Nelson, 1965)
What is hypermedia? Hypermedia is the union of two information processing technologies: hypertext and multimedia. Hypertext information is accessed in more than one order. Multimedia information is communicated by more than one means.(Goldfarb, 1991)
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Goldfarb, C. F. (1991). Standards: HyTime: A standard for structured hypermedia interchange. Computer, 24(8), 81–84.
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