PeopleAlthough the conference was dominated
by American presentations, the Europeans
were strongly represented. From the
US there were the Hypertext univerities
(CMU, Brown, Maryland, Illinois),
commercial representations (KMS,
Apple, IRIS, DEC, MicroSoft), and
users with large projects (AT, Apple,
Price Waterhouse, Harvard University).
The Europeans came from universities
(Aarus (DK), INRIA (F), Konstanz
(D), Milano (I), Kent (UK), Southampton
(UK), Strathclyde (UK)), from companies
(OWL, GipsI, Geci), and from (mostly
prospective) users (Renault, Hachette,
There were participants from Brasil
(6), Canada (5), Israel (1), Japan
(13!), Sierra Leone (1), Singapore
(1) and South Africa (2), which made
the conference into more than a European
event (more details in the actual
participants list which is available
sorted by name and by country).
Following is a very abreviated list
of details on people we met or whom
we consider to be important in the
field (they were present at the ECHT90
conference unless stated otherwise).
- Patricia Baird
- University of Strathclyde,
UK. Editor of "Hypermedia" journal,
and of the Glasgow Online project.
- Peter Brown
- University of Kent, UK.
Gave the opening Keynote speech .
Married to Heather . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heather Brown
- University of Kent,
UK. An ODA expert. Remembers the
time "when "markup" was used to show
which characters should be lower
case". Was on one of the panels .
Married to Peter .
- Richard Futura
- University of MaryLand,
USA. Edits Electronic Publishing
. Presented a panel session .
- Rainer Kuhlen
- University of Konstanz,
FRG. Taught tutorial 8 on machine
aided construction of hypertext bases.
- Norman Meyrowitz
- Director of I.R.I.S.
Gave an advanced tutorial . Email:
- Elli Mylonas
- Department of Classics,
319 Boylston Hall, Harvard University,
Cambridge MA 02138. Editor of the
- Steven R Newcombe
- (Steve) Chairs
the "HyTime" SGML committee standardising
formats for exchange of hypermedia
including media (such as music) with
a time dimension. Unfortunately,
Steve could not come due to a "last
minute budget freeze". Florida State
University , Center for Music Research,
Tallahassee FL 32303 email@example.com
- Jakob Nielsen
- Wrote the book "HyperText
and HyperMedia", on sale at the conference.
Also Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ian Ritchie
- OWL . Friendly, took
part in discussions.
- Ian Williams
- OWL . Experience in
consulting with and selling Guide
to prospective customers in industry.
Suggests CERN should convert some
large database to Guide and then
convert the rest bit by bit.
- Andy van Dam (not present)
van Dam, email@example.com. Was at
CERN once, Co-founder of ACM SIGGRAPH,
Now prof of C.S. at Brown, now with
E.B.T. . A Good friend of Chris Jones.
"HyperMedia freak" See mail to tbl.