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<p> brain serving correctly, our next speaker is Ted Nelson.</p>

<p>Ladies and gentlemen, I'm very honoured to appear here. We cant really see you Ted, you're in the dark. ??? the time I'm on the light. (Laughs) I'm very honoured to appear, to have a chance to talk to this distinguished group of investment bankers, and I know how you must feel after the crash. The ones who made, who made out well are not here today and of course, the ones who lost everything aren't either. So you would be a group of the astute, the far seing who are able to understand the concepts I want to put before you.</p>

<p>A lot of talk, there was a lot of tall talk, in the late 90's as the world's got bigger and bigger. You heard (of?) all these wonderful tools that were gonna help people understand computers. So we had talking paperclips. For those to whom the world wide web was too complicated we had the Bonzi Buddy, a gorilla, a purple gorilla who would help you through and stay on your browser. And we have the wonderful website which got I believe ten million in first stage capital. Jeeves says as you got on the front page, "ask me anything I know everything", said "what is the population of Bulgaria ?". "I know this about Bulgaria: Bulgaria is a country". And then a little list distracts you from the fact that it paid no attention to your question.</p>

<p>So we are seing, we have seen simultanously the dumbdown of concepts being offered to consumers, and the escalation of idiocy in the concepts being presented to the likes of you.</p>

<p>So let's cut through this.</p>

<p>We have a computer world now which has become a nightmare honky-tonk prison, where fanfares and, and pretty flashing lights distract you from the fact that everything is progressively more complicated, and you're being *spied* on on every site, and nothing is available anymore, and you have to sign up for everything.</p>

<p>I say : let's start over, let's start over, let's clean the slate.</p>

<p>Are you users of Windows ? How are you doing on your backups ? Have you had the machine halt?? in the middle of backups by any chance ? Have you lost any data ? Have things disappeared into strange parts of your disk? And have you -- have you had to reinstall the operating system and loose track of all your settings ?</p>

<p>Or are you a user of the Macintosh ? Once so simple and unreliable. Now rock solid and and uncomprehensible !</p>

<p>So the beginning user puts something on the desktop, "ok, now I file it inside, op", and gets the full unix directory.</p>

<p>How about Linux ? Oh that's great ! We have this wonderful command line interface or we have the, the gnome thing with really nice incomprehensible widgets that were designed as a dumbdown of the command line interface as distinct from.</p>


<p>Everything is designed either for people who need to know too much, or for an imaginary stupid person. So many people want design for "the man in the street", well, the man in the street is lying on his back with the bottle of weld?? Irish broom.</p>

<p>We need to design for the intelligent but clueless beginner; and shall we say "the power beginner".</p>

<p>We want to create a new computer world, where things are no harder than they need to be, and that's so difficult, because the issue was never electronics, and was never the inners of complex operating systems, the issue was always (how much have I got) the issue was always the design of imaginary constructs.</p>

<p>You see, science is supposed to be about universals, and yet computer science, I believe, has become sidetracked into the ramifications of tradition, because it's all about computer languages which are written as long strings.</p>

<p>So, you write a program as a long string, and then you do string matching against the various variables and the opcodes and so on, and that thing compiles an executable. So people go all off into the consequences of string parsing and syntax, but the real issue is the complex executable, making it understandable, because computer languages are about the human mind's grasp for the task to be done, and maintaining it through iterations as you improve the program.</p>

<p>Ok, so the design, so computer science has always been I believe about the design of imaginary constructs and their ramifications.</p>

<p>But everybody thinks it's about reality, and that's the mistake. It's much more like game design.</p>

<p>So the game I am presenting to you, the package let us say, the zigzag virtual machine, virtual interactive machine, would be a cross platform new user system.</p>

<p>The power beginner can look at all the cells and orthogonal connections, the relaxed beginner can merely use the functions "add relative", "add appointment", "deliver appointment", "share appointment" and making these, and adding these within the language of the system so there's a unified package you do not have to walk outside, and it would be the same running under linux, and running under the macintosh, and running under windows, by eschewing the temptations of each of these environments and rather creating a hermetically clean internal world we can start over.</p>

<p>So I offer to you a simple new beginning, a fresh start, a sunny morning after the hangover nightmare we have built today.</p>



<p>Well, thank you Ted... </p>