American computer scientist famous for his contributions to computer architecture and compiler design optimisation. He is regarded as the "Father of RISC architecture". He is one of the inventors of the CYK (Cocke–Younger–Kasami) algorithm and pioneered speech recognition.
Way before the World Wide Web (WWW) was created, Ted Nelson described Xanadu, a global network of computers in his books "Computer Lib / Dream Machines" (1974) and "Literary Machines" (1981). The invention of the World Wide Web is credited to Sir Tim Berners-Lee who created the global network while working at CERN, a high-energy physics organisation in Europe. In his original proposal for the WWW, Sir Tim had put Ted Nelson's "Getting it out of our system" as the first reference. [more...]