Brief Hypertext Timeline

1945 Vannevar Bush proposes MEMEX, a conceptual machine that can store vast amounts of information, in which users have the ability to create information trails, links of related texts and illustrations, which can be stored and used for future reference.
1965 Ted Nelson coins the word hypertext.
1967 Andries van Dam and others build the Hypertext Editing System.
1968 Doug Engelbart, inventor of the mouse, demonstrates NLS, a hypertext system.
1975 ZOG (now KMS), a distributed hypermedia system, debuts at Carnegie-Mellon.
1978 The Aspen Movie Map, the first hypermedia videodisc, shown at MIT.
1981 Ted Nelson conceptualizes "Xanadu," a central, pay-per-document hypertext database encompassing all written information.
1984 Telos introduces Filevision, a hypermedia database for the Macintosh.
1985 Janet Walker creates the Symbolics Document Examiner.
1985 Intermedia, a hypermedia system, is conceived at Brown University by Norman Meyrowitz and others.
1986 OWL introduces GUIDE, a hypermedia document browser.
1987 Apple Computers introduces HyperCard, the first widely available personal hypermedia authoring system.
1987 Hypertext `87 Workshop.
1989 Autodesk, a major CAD software manufacturer, takes on Xanadu as a project.
1989 Tim Berners-Lee proposes World-Wide Web project.
1990 ECHT (European Conference on Hypertext).
1992 Autodesk drops the Xanadu project.
1993 International Workshop on Hypermedia and Hypertext Standards, Amsterdam.
1993 Mosaic 1.0 for X windows released by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
1993 First WorldWide Web developers' conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1993 Hypertext Conference in Seattle, Washington.
1994 World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia in Vancouver, Canada.

1995 Netscape Corp gains market value of almost $3G on first day of stock market trading