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  Project Xanadu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project Xanadu was founded by Ted Nelson in 1960 as the original hypertext project.
However, this version of Xanadu was successfully demonstrated at the Hacker's Conference and generated considerable interest.
In 1998, Nelson released the source code to Xanadu as Project Udanax, in the hope that the techniques and algorithms used could help to overturn some software patents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Project_Xanadu   (904 words)

  
 Feature
Xanadu, a global hypertext publishing system, is the longest-running vaporware story in the history of the computer industry.
Xanadu's manic and highly publicized swerves from triumph to bankruptcy show a side of hackerdom that is as important, perhaps, as tales of billion-dollar companies born in garages.
Xanadu was meant to be a universal library, a worldwide hypertext publishing tool, a system to resolve copyright disputes, and a meritocratic forum for discussion and debate.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/3.06/xanadu.html   (706 words)

  
 Xanadu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Xanadu, Zanadu, or Shangdu (Chinese: 上都; pinyin: Shàngdū) was the summer capital of Kublai Khan's Mongol Empire, which covered much of Asia.
However, they opened up the empire to westerners, allowing travellers like Venetian explorer Marco Polo in 1275 to report the wonders of the Eastern capital to their fellow Europeans.
The reported splendour of Xanadu later inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write his great poem Kubla Khan and caused Xanadu to become a metaphor for opulence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Xanadu   (230 words)

  
 3.06: features
Xanadu is the elaborate palace in Kubla Khan."
Xanadu, after years of high hopes, had become a charity case, dependent for its survival upon the kindness of friends.
Xanadu's regular Tuesday meetings were messy; Nelson would arrive from his Sausalito office with his note cards and his tape recorder and his video camera and wave his hands furiously in front of the white boards.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/3.06/xanadu_pr.html   (17584 words)

  
 Xanadu. Roadside America
Xanadu was a white-domed home of the future, with franchises in Kissimmee, Florida, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Xanadu championed a novel method of home-building -- wet polyurethane foam sprayed over gigantic balloons to form the frame of this low-cost, energy-efficient structure.
Xanadu's whiteness glared in the Florida sun, on a patchily developed strip of Hwy.
www.roadsideamerica.com /set/xanadu.html   (587 words)

  
 Xanadu Movie Rewind «
Xanadu is often labelled a remake of the 1947 Rita Hayworth vehicle "Down to Earth".
Xanadu's interior was built in Studio 4 of the Hollywood General Studios; it took roughly three months to build the two-story mammoth set and it cost $1,000,000 to make.
Xanadu, the movie, may have been a film flop, but Xanadu, the soundtrack, was a huge hit for both Olivia and the Electric Light Orchestra.
www.fast-rewind.com /xanadu.htm   (3275 words)

  
 Xanadu FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This document is copyright (c) 1994-2002 Xanadu Australia and may be freely distributed in any media providing it is not modified in any way and no fee is charged either for this document or for any composite work in which it is included.
Xanadu is an overall paradigm - an ideal and general model for all computer use, based on sideways connections among documents and files.
Xanadu is an ideal of open electronic publishing based on the paradigm mentioned in answer 1c above.
www.aus.xanadu.com /xanadu/faq.html   (2464 words)

  
 Xanadu Project
Hartz's complaints include an assertion that Xanadu was improperly chosen because environmental hearings on the plan had not been completed, and that the size of the retail component is beyond the scope of the sports authority's permitted uses for the land.
Mills' Xanadu pitch left open the fate of the arena - a flexibility that has proved to be beneficial because of the uncertain fate of the Nets and Devils.
Westfield (proposed an urban village w/scaled down Continental Arena), protested declaring that Xanadu would exceed the prescribed boundaries of the original request; that the minor league baseball park is the dimensions of a little league field; and that Xanadu would fill in an eight acres of tidal wetlands.
www.teterboro-online.com /xanadu/index.shtml   (4834 words)

  
 Xanadu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We believe that Xanadu is not just the first hypertext system, but the only system that has the potential to serve the individual, the workgroup or small company, the large corporation, and eventually the entire world as a repository for information in all forms: text, graphics, sound, animation, scientific and engineering data, and more.
Autodesk and Xanadu are forming this alliance because we share the belief that Autodesk's financial, marketing, distribution, and manufacturing resources, coupled with the vision, concrete design, implementation experience, and the talent and energy of the Xanadu implementation team can bring an initial Xanadu system to the market within 18 months.
Autodesk and Xanadu are embarking on this venture with the goal of expediting the achievement of Theodor Nelson's original vision, and to build a successful business which will continue the development of Xanadu to the global library and beyond.
www.fourmilab.ch /autofile/www/chapter2_64.html   (1267 words)

  
 Travel Belize - Xanadu Island Resort, Ambergris Caye
Xanadu Island Resort lies hidden on an inviting palm lined beach, overlooking the Caribbean and the Barrier Reef.
Just a short walk to San Pedro Town, Xanadu Island Resort is close enough to enjoy the restaurants and other amenities of town, yet far enough from the hustle and bustle to be quiet and relaxed.
This was paradise at its best, enjoying the wild beauty of a country not overly developed as yet, (remember this is a third world country), but with the comforts of home provided on the resort itself.
www.xanaduresort-belize.com   (970 words)

  
 Xanadu - a definition from Whatis.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Xanadu (TM) is a set of ideas and a software design project for a universal system of electronic information storage and access.
Conceived in the early 1980's or perhaps slightly earlier, Xanadu encompassed a system for distributed and collective authoring, the ability to retain all previous levels of a document, and a number of specific hypertextual ideas including the link type and the backlink.
Although Xanadu has failed to materialize for actual use, Nelson's concepts have stimulated the thinking of a number of information architects and system designers.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci213399,00.html   (234 words)

  
 Xanadu Community
Xanadu is a gaming community setup in 1998 through the first Half-Life Counterstrike betas.
From a solid base of 25 Xanadu members in CS, the community branched out to Planetarion which it played for 3 years and where it forged the structure that it maintains today.
We are currently awaiting the opening of Pirates of the Burning Sea and speculatively looking at other games to move into to keep the community expanding...
www.xanadu-community.com   (362 words)

  
 If You Don't Get It... We Don't Care!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Xanadu is Hollywood musical to a T. It's a fantasy about finding love and realizing dreams.
Xanadu is formula, it's the pop music of the time it was made, and that music being very disposable, doesn't age well at all.
Xanadu doesn't give us characters we really can get an emotional stake in, and therefore we couldn't give a damn about them.
www.lowcomdom.com /film/x/xanadu.html   (96 words)

  
 index
The first weekend of this particular engagement will have 'Xanadu' shown with a series of David Lynch's shorts on July 21st and 22nd and, on the next weekend, it'll be paired with the mother of all midnight/cult movies, Rocky Horror Picture Show, on July 28th and 29th.
I was going through my old Xanadu scrapbook and found the following rare clip from the Hollywood Reporter on the movie's wrap party.
'Xanadu' (c) 1980 Universal City Studios, Inc. All other properties are copyrighted by their respective writers and owners.
www.geocities.com /xanadupreservation   (720 words)

  
 Xanadu: The language and translation wizard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Xanadu is the free language and translation wizard by Foreignword which helps you find a way through the language and translation "jungle".
Xanadu displays results from several search engines at the same time.
With Xanadu you will be able to find the right person.
www.foreignword.biz /software/xanadu   (211 words)

  
 Xanadu Resort - Main Beach accommodation resort
A weekend away at Xanadu is always a special treat.
If you are considering booking a stay at Xanadu Resort or want to check room availability, please use the helpful 'Check Our Availability' facility at the top of the page.
Why not add the Xanadu web site to your list of favorites so the room availability is never too far out of reach.
www.xanaduresort.com.au   (374 words)

  
 Xanadu (1980)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On one hand, "Xanadu" is like passing by a car accident...you can't help but stare.
On the other, you have to celebrate the fact that it is indeed unique and that we will never see a musical fantasy extravaganza as bizarrely conceived again...hopefully.
She inspires Sonny to partner with Danny McGuire, a wealthy eccentric whom she may have inspired when he was a big band clarinetist with his own supper club in New York 35 years earlier.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0081777   (860 words)

  
 Xanadu Interiors : Interior Design, Interior Designers, London, Show Homes
Xanadu Interiors is a medium sized Interior Design Consultancy, based in London.
Xanadu Interiors have a large portfolio of residential clients, as well as a thriving corporate division specialising in show homes, commercial interiors and rental refurbishments.
Xanadu Interiors offer truely individual interior design services to all our clients.
www.xanaduinteriors.com   (119 words)

  
 Download Xanadu
Before you start downloading your free copy of Xanadu p lease visit our FAQ page.
Xanadu runs on all Windows PCs (98, 2000, ME or NT4-SP3, XP) on which Microsoft Explorer (version 4 or higher) is installed.
Of course, you will be able to continue using your preferred browser, be it Netscape, Opera, etc. On some Windows 95 versions Xanadu may not work properly.
www.foreignword.biz /software/xanadu/download.aspx   (178 words)

  
 Designer Furniture Supplier,Designer Wood Furniture,Designer Furniture Exporter,Designer Wood Furniture India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Xanadu can help you transform your present habitat into the world of your dreams.
Xanadu Home Décor Items and Gifts - These Home Decor Ideas consist of several pieces of different shapes and sizes which will give an air of elegance to your decoration efforts; and they are affordable gift ideas as well.
Xanadu can find creative and innovative solutions that allow for the use of interior decoration items and furniture in a new way- home décor ideas of visual delight, satisfaction, unsurpassed quality and finest designs that will retain their value, charm, and desirability for all time to come.
www.indiamart.com /xanadu   (721 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Xanadu: Music: Olivia Newton-John,ELO,Cliff Richard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Her "Xanadu" is pitch perfect, and "Suddenly" is every adult contemporary artist's dream song...a lilting ballad of fresh love and hopeful romanticism.
When you consider that the music on this CD comes from the cheesy (guilty pleasure for some) 1980 musical "Xanadu", starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, you'd assume that it's soundtrack would not have a chance; however this is soundtrack simply astounds as each song is simply amazing.
"Xanadu" the soundtrack is worth a hundred times it's cost, and should not be put in the same room as the movie.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000AG8R?v=glance   (1544 words)

  
 Xanadu: Home of the Future   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But the future was in the air, and it was the perfect time to build the home of the future, Xanadu.
Florida's Xanadu, located in Kissimmee on Hwy 192, was actually one of three -- the other two were in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Built of polyurethane foam sprayed over balloons to form the basic structure, Xanadu was energy efficient, cheap to build, and looked like a plastic barbie house left out in the sun too long.
www.lostparks.com /xanadu.html   (306 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Xanadu: DVD: Robert Greenwald,Olivia Newton-John,Gene Kelly,Michael Beck,James Sloyan,Dimitra Arliss,Katie ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Xanadu did exactly what it was supposed to do - entertain and make you imagine what it would be like to have a muse like Olivia breathe life into your dreams and have a sugar-daddy like Gene finance them!
XANADU is the magical story of an artist who rips up his crappy drawing and throws it out the window in a humanitarian effort to spare the world from seeing his middle school level drawing.
The old building that became Xanadu was the Pan Pacific Auditorium on Western Avenue, near CBS's Television City in Hollywood, California.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000IQW7?v=glance   (1934 words)

  
 THE XANADU MODEL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Xanadu project foresaw world-wide hypertext decades ago, and endeavored to create a much deeper system.
The Xanadu model has always been very simple: make content available with certain permissions; then distribute and maintain documents simply as lists of these contents, to be filled in by the browser (in the same way that browsers now fill in GIFs).
We are now moving the Xanadu model to the Web, which is an uphill fight, but we believe it's worth it.
xanadu.com /xuTheModel   (369 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Xanadu: Original Soundtrack [Soundtrack]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Xanadu as is, is a great soundtrack, Olivia has never
The Xanadu Soundtrack is a joyous listening experience and I recommend it unreservedly.
That said, watching Xanadu is a blast with the colourful, and often ahead of the time, dance routines (don't look at Olivia, though!), stunning soundtrack and Olivia looking absolutely glorious.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000263YY   (983 words)

  
 Xanadu the Movie
Writing about this movie is going to be PAINFUL, because even though Xanadu was not the greatest movie ever made, I own it, and I enjoy watching it from time, especially when roller skating friends are visiting.
There are two different types of skating: recreational skating at the beach and show skating at the grand opening of the Xanadu Roller Palace.
Michael Beck and Olivia Newton-John spend a lot of time on roller skates, and this is somewhat interesting to see, but most of their skating is your average, advanced-beginner, bike path skating.
www.skatelog.com /movies/xanadu-1980.htm   (781 words)

  
 Orality and Hypertext: An Interview with Ted Nelson
The article is an affront to the alumni and veterans of the Xanadu project, some fifty of us over the years, contriving to make our endeavors look impossible and asinine...
However, due to early high expectations placed onto the Xanadu project, combined with a series of wrenchingly tragic setbacks, the Xanadu system is still struggling to reach market, decades after its conception.
Digging out our Wired, we read through the offending article, and had to agree: the article is indeed a carefully crafted slam of Nelson and Xanadu (the article can be accessed via the WWW at http://www.hotwired.com/wired/3.06/features/xanadu.html).
www.ics.uci.edu /~ejw/csr/nelson_pg.html   (1854 words)

  
 Welcome to Udanax.com
Primary among such software are two systems developed by Udanax.com, back when it was known as "XOC" or "Xanadu Operating Company".
In celebration of the success and vast human benefit of the Open Source movement, we are proud at last to be able to present to the world the technical ideas and methods on which we worked so hard for so long.
Technologies -- An Introduction is the joint disclosure by Udanax.com and Project Xanadu, on Monday August 23rd, 1999 at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, inaugurating our new celebration of openness.
www.udanax.com   (357 words)

  
 Review for Xanadu
Rich man who is unhappy with life until deciding to build Xanadu.
This is why Kira, daughter of Zeus and inspiration for fine art everywhere, decides he is the only one who can make Xanadu happen.
All of this nicely explains the decline of Greek civilization, Zeus and his siblings are spending their time opening roller skate dance clubs.
www.badmovies.org /movies/xanadu   (583 words)

  
 Paradise Misplaced: Xanadu--Exhibition Index
A look back at Xanadu architect Stern's life and work.
This card was to have welcomed hotel guests and casino patrons to the Xanadu, a never-realized fantasy complex.
For more on the secret origins and hidden history of this dream, select one of the links to the right.
gaming.unlv.edu /Xanadu   (142 words)

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