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Written byDouglas Adams
Presented byDouglas Adams
Tom Baker
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes1
ProducerMax Whitby
Running time50 minutes
Production companyBBC
Original release
NetworkBBC Two
Release1990 (1990)

Hyperland is a 50-minute long documentary movie about hypertext and surrounding technologies. It was written by Douglas Adams and produced and directed by Max Whitby.[1] It ran on BBC Two in 1990. It stars Douglas Adams as a computer user and Tom Baker as a personification of a software agent.

In the show Adams has a dream where he is browsing through various media. While Adams is browsing, many people and projects related to the general theme of hypertext and multimedia are presented:

The dream (and the documentary) ends with a vision of how information might be accessed in 2005. Hyperland does describe a number of features of the modern web. This is especially noteworthy because it predates the public release of the first Web browser by about a year.

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  1. Ted Nelson: Possiplex. 2010, page 272f.
  2. Vannevar Bush (July 1945). "As We May Think". The Atlantic. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. Robert Epstein (29 January 1991). "'Future Tense': The New Link Between Arts and Technology". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 May 2012.

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