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. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/194507/bush
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (2006). Memex. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memex
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