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Hypertext and the Internet: The Unappreciated Backstory

Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes | about 5 months ago


Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "While the seminal influence of Vannevar Bush's 'As We May Think' is not in dispute, many don't realize that he was rekindling ideas that had been around for decades. 'In the years leading up to World War II, a number of European thinkers were exploring markedly similar ideas about information storage and retrieval, and even imagining the possibility of a global network—a feature notably absent from the Memex [of Bush's essay].' In fact, some of these thinkers even predated WW I."

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Just goes to show ... (1)

Rambo Tribble (1273454) | about 5 months ago | (#47146803)

... what is old is repackaged and resold, (and rebranded, as well, though usually as an Apple product).
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