Leonard Richardson isn't just the author of Constellation Games, one of the best debut novels I ever read and certainly one of the best books I read in 2013; he's also an extremely talented free/open source server-software developer who has been working for the New York Public Library on a software project that liberates every part of the electronic book lending system from any kind of proprietary lock-in, and, in the process, made reading library ebooks one trillion times better. Read the rest
Ted Nelson talks about coining the term "hypertext" in a 1965 paper, long before the rise of personal computing.
Jeff VanderMeer writes, "I'm kind of in love with PoetryGenius, which allows for this incredibly easy annotating of texts, which I chose to go all image-heavy on in annotating my most recent novels. Beyond simple annotation, you can go hypertextual and meta if you like. For example, for this Authority excerpt, I created many of the annotations as if they're reports from the secret agency described in the novels. I even recorded short videos with supposed clandestine audio recordings, and did a straight-up video of me talking about the book via the site. (I also did my novel Annihilation) Read the rest