Vannevar Bush (1890-1974), US President Roosevelt's science advisor, was concerned that post-war scientists made best use of the vast amount of research that had gone into the war effort. In his 1945 paper, As we may think, Bush envisaged the Memex, a device which could create links between related topics in different research papers. His vision has been considered the first vision of hypertext/hypermedia.







Buckland, M. K. (1992). Emanuel Goldberg, Electronic Document Retrieval, and Vannevar Bush's Memex. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 43(4), 284–294.


Bush, V. (1945). As we may think.


Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (2006). Memex.





Birger Hjørland

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