Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Bush, Vannevar (July 1945), As We May Think, Atlantic Monthly, 176(1):101-108, Retrieved on -0001-11-30
Folksonomies: new media memex information technology


01 JAN 2010

 Vannsvar Bush's Memex Vision

All this is conventional, except for the projection forward of present-day mechanisms and gadgetry. It affords an immediate step, however, to associative indexing, the basic idea of which is a provision whereby any item may be caused at will to select immediately and automatically another. This is the essential feature of the memex. The process of tying two items together is the important thing. When the user is building a trail, he names it, inserts the name in his code book, and taps it out...
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What makes the memex different from other tools is its ability to link memes together and forge "paths" through knowledge.

Parent Reference

 The New Media Reader
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Montfort , Nick and Wardrip-Fruin , Noah (2003-02-14), The New Media Reader, The MIT Press, Retrieved on 2010-03-01
Folksonomies: new media culture internet world wide web technology