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Needs references: Lots of!
In the current state the Xanadu article is really messy. The history section is vague, full of weasle words and lacks references. For example, a sentence like "...completed a version of the software, ..., though the software did not work the way they wanted" makes no sense -- software is only complete once it works.
Here's a reference --- "hypertext (sic)" -- (word processing and computer storage)
Hyper text did not exist in the 60s. The word was used to mean "really electronic".
There is a cult of people who think the word is an invention. It's hyper-bole. The invention of hypertext (proper) was the advent of a new punctuation TO text, rather than just "really electronic" display and editing.
The advent of typesetting software was important because it helped to streamline publishing and computer use. But it was not hyper text. It was just editing and file storage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:35, 29 July 2013 (UTC)