Multimedia: From Wagner to virtual reality.

— Many of the original writings that played so significant a role in developing the modern internet and multimedia revolution are reprinted in the truly excellent compilation edited by Packer and Jordan. Many of the papers that had profound impact upon my development -- to say nothing of that of the entire industry -- are all here: papers by Norbert Wiener, JCR Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Myron Krueger, Alan Kay, Vannevar Bush, Ted Nelson Tim Berners-Lee, and Ivan Sutherland. A truly excellent compilation.

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