The Evolving Internet

The Memex

In 1945 an electrical engineer named Vannevar Bush envisioned a device of the future called the Memex. The name Memex came from his idea that people in the future could store information and memories in the form of an index, combine the words memory and index and you get the Memex. In his vision of the future the Memex would have the ability to compress, books, records and letters. Sound familiar? It should because the Memex became the premise for Hypertext, the web and of course the internet. Bush's vision of the Memex would inspire many other scientist/engineers such as Ted Nelson, who is a leader in information technology.


The Word That Should Be Defined

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