Microcosm (hypermedia system)

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Microcosm was a hypermedia system, originally developed in 1988 by the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, with a small team of researchers in the Computer Science group: Wendy Hall, Andrew Fountain, Hugh Davis and Ian Heath.[1][2] The system pre-dates the web and builds on early hypermedia systems, such as Ted Nelson's work and that of Douglas Engelbart.


  1. ^ Jakob Nielsen (1 January 1995). "Architectural Component of Hypertext Systems". Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ Fountain, Andrew; Hall, Wendy; Heath, Ian; Davis, Hugh (1990). MICROCOSM: an open model for hypermedia with dynamic linking. Cambridge University Press. pp. 298–311.