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"A New Form Of Computer-Based 'Manuscript', Called A Hypertext": Time Magazine Cites AVD's Pioneering 1974 Work

    Using hypertext for a poetry course in 1974? Only if you were at Brown University, and you would have had Andy van Dam to thank.

    In a recent article on the digitization of punched cards used to track early National Endowment for the Humanities applications and grants, Time provides a photo of the card for Andy's pioneering "An Experiment in Computer Based Education Using Hypertext", which used hypertext to teach a course in English poetry.

    To see the card, click here, hover your mouse over the photo, and then click the > button to advance to the tenth card.