I see Professionalism as a spreading disease of the present-day world, a sort of poly-oligarchy by which various groups (subway conductors, social workers, bricklayers) can bring things to a halt if their particular demands are not met. (Meanwhile, the irrelevance of each profession increases, in proportion to its increasing rigidity.) Such lucky groups demand more in each go-round - but meantime, the number who are permanently unemployed grows and grows.
Most people are fools, most authority is malignant, God does not exist, and everything is wrong.Ted Nelson
[Of the web] It's massively successful. It is trivially simple. Massively successful like karaoke - anybody can do it.Ted Nelson
After all, dumbing down Xanadu sure worked well for Tim Berners-Lee!Ted Nelson
“I have long been alarmed by people’s sheeplike acceptance of the term ‘computer technology’ — it sounds so objective and inexorable — when most computer technology is really a bunch of ideas turned into conventions and packages.”Ted Nelson
You can and must understand computers now!Ted Nelson
Everything is deeply intertwingled.Ted Nelson
If computers are the wave of the future, displays are the surfboards.Ted Nelson