Nathan with The Nelson Award
September 2005, I received the Nelson Award for a first-time paper presented to the ACM SIGWEB Hypertext conference. My paper was also one of three nominated for the Best Paper award.
Just days earlier, while lunching with Ted Nelson and Marlene Mallicoat at Oxford, Ted had suggested that I might win. Marlene leaned over and smiled at me, "I think you're going to get it," in her endearing way.
Neither of them had any idea. But they were right!