augmented reality

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 26 05:05:23 UTC 2011

Caudell-edited book on Augmented Reality from 2001 may be good for
term-mining. It's a preview copy, so a lot is missing, but even the GB
version should offer some useful information.
Fundamentals of wearable computers and augumented reality. Edited by
Woodrow Barfield, Thomas Caudell. 2001

Unsurprisingly, "wearable computers" is not in OED, but it has far less
staying power than Augmented Reality (which is functionally a take-off
from Virtual Reality).


On 10/26/2011 12:12 AM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
> Very interesting cites, Victor. Below is an unverified snippet from
> Google Books that claims the term "augmented reality" was coined in
> 1990. This claim is repeated in many sources and in the Wikipedia
> article about augmented reality. Sometimes the 1992 date is used
> instead.
> Prototyping Augmented Reality
> Tony Mullen - 2011 - 350 pages - Google eBook – Preview
> {Begin excerpt]
> The term augmented reality was coined in 1990 by Tom Caudell, a
> researcher at The Boeing Company.
> [End excerpt]
> The earliest citation in the OED is for an article that Tom Caudell
> and D. W. Mizell published in the proceedings of a 1992 conference
> held in Hawaii. The Boeing project probably existed before 1992.
> Hence, there may be a technical report released by Boeing to other
> researchers or a grant application made to the government.
> There might be an internal Boeing document describing the project. But
> that might be harder to find and validate.

The American Dialect Society -

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