Complex information processing: a file structure for the complex, the changing and the indeterminate

  title={Complex information processing: a file structure for the complex, the changing and the indeterminate},
  author={Theodor Holm Nelson},
  booktitle={ACM '65},
  • T. Nelson
  • Published in ACM '65 24 August 1965
  • Computer Science
THE KINDS OF FILE structures required if we are to use the computer for personal files and as an adjunct to creativity are wholly different in character from those customary in business and scientific data processing. They need to provide the capacity for intricate and idiosyncratic arrangements, total modifiability, undecided alternatives, and thorough internal documentation. I want to explain how some ideas developed and what they are. The original problem was to specify a computer system… 

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