Steve DeRose's name is one to conjure with in both the academic hypertext and commercial electronic publishing fields. He authored and co-authored many seminal papers, including one in the CACM in 1987 that was for many people (including me) the real in-depth introduction to the advantages of descriptive markup in general and SGML in particular.
Steve was in at the birth of Electronic Book Technologies (now Inso), the company that with the "Dyna" products more or less defined the SGML-electronic-publishing industry.
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