The Kindle 2 ebook reader from Amazon became available for shipping on 23rd February 2009. The device had been announced a couple of weeks back.
The terms "hypertext", "hypermedia" and "virtuality" were coined by Ted Nelson in the 1960s. This was way before the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Nelson, one of the great futurists of the last century, had written about the idea of a global network of computers in his books. He called his network Xanadu. Incidentally, in the reference list of original proposal for the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee had put Ted Nelson's work at the top place. [more...]