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Section - Q6.3) Acknowledgments

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  A. Thanks
       I am grateful to Mark Bernstein and Kia Mennie for their helpful
     comments.  I am solely responsible for the content of this list.
       Question 1.2 was included at Thomas Boutell's suggestion.
       Kivi Shapiro caught some typos that I'd missed.
       Jorn Barger has made many suggestions for changes.  Some of those
     changes are yet to be implemented.

  B. Citations for quotations
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         was adapted from similar text in the alt.backrubs FAQ list, with
       the author's permission.

     Question 2.1
         The definition of hypertext is quoted from Oxford English
       Dictionary Additions Series (volume 2), edited by John Simpson and
       Edmund Weiner. It was published in 1993 by Clarendon Press.
         The quote from Ted Nelson is from page 0/2 of _Literary Machines_
       (edition 90.1) published by Mindful Press in 1990.  The earliest
       copyright date in my copy is 1980.  According to the definition of
       hypertext in the OED Additions series (see previous reference), he
       first introduced the term in 1965 at the 20th National Conference of
       the ACM.  Question 2.2 lists some other historical milestones about
       hypertext including an (earlier) 1965 publication of the term

     Question 2.2
         The article about Otlet is entitled `Visions of Xanadu: Paul Otlet
       (1868-1944) and Hypertext'.  It was written by W. Boyd Rayward and
       appeared in JASIS v.45 on pp.235-250, in 1994.  [I took these
       bibliographic details from the WWW version referred to in the
       question and have not confirmed them.]

     Question 3.1
         The description of Hyper-G and Hyperwave was supplied by Keith
         The description of Storyspace was quoted from the web page on 2
       February 1997.
         The description of Webthing was adapted from a submission by Nick
     Question 3.2
         The entry was updated on 10 Feb 1997 with information from Robin
       Cover's _SGML Bibliography: Part 4, I - L_ (last modified February
       07, 1997) at <URL:>.

     Question 4.1
         The descriptions of the two Easgate Systems resources were adapted
       from text suggested by Mark Bernstein.

     Question 4.3
         The newsgroups and FAQ lists in the Usenet section come from the
       what's happening column in interactions vol. i no. 4 (Oct. 1994) by
       Gary Perlman.

     Question 5.1 (about Usenet)
         was taken from an almost identical question in the alt.backrubs
       FAQ list (with the author's permission).  Actually, the alt.backrubs
       FAQ maintainer and I are quite close. :)

     Question 5.3 (about mailing lists)
         The description of the HYPER-THEORY list is taken from an
       announcement about the list posted by Art Pollard to alt.hypertext,
       comp.infosystems.hyperg, comp.infosystems, comp.infosystems.harvest,
       comp.text.sgml on 17 May 1996 with Message-ID:
         The description of the HT_LIT list was taken from the entry in
       PAML (see question 5.3) and updated by Kia Mennie.
         The description of EJournal was quoted from the 2 February 1997
       version of the EJournal homepage.

     Question 6.4 
         On Andre Deparade's suggestion I began including a list of recent
       significant changes to the list on 27 Jan 1998.

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