You may not have heard of Ted Nelson, but he is the guy who first imagined hypertext back in the late 1950s. Recently I stumbled upon a series of short videos called “Computers for Cynics” in which Ted Nelson talks about what is wrong with computers and particularly with user interfaces.
Perhaps the observation I liked most was when he said that the WYSIWIG interface (invented at XEROX PARC and popularized by Apple) was just a way to simulate paper on computers. After all WYSIWIG stands for “What You See Is What You Get” ….. after you print!
Anyway here is a link to these videos on YouTube. Enjoy!