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Episode 79 - ZOG: Military Strength Hypertext​

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We're getting back to my hypertext series with a big of an obscure tale. ZOG is a hypertext system what was first developed in 1972 at Carnegie-Melon University. It then stagnated until the latter half of the 1970s when it was picked back up. By 1983 it was cruising on a US Navy aircraft carrier. ZOG presents a hypertext system with some very modern notions. But here's the part that gets me excited: ZOG was developed after Doug Engelbart's Mother of All Demos. So, in theory, ZOG should take ques from this seminal event. Right? ... right? Selected sources: https://www.campwoodsw.com/mentorwizard/PROMISHistory.pdf - History of PROMIS https://apps.dtic.mil/sti/pdfs/ADA049512.pdf - 1977 ZOG Report https://apps.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA158084 - 1984 USS Carl Vinson Report

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