The Memex

In 1945, Vannevar Bush coined the term "memex," or the long-version: memory index. It was a concept that combined a few simple technologies to recreate the human brain process of memory storage and organization. This would make even the most complex knowledge easily accessible. Although it took nearly 45 years for the World Wide Web to stem from this idea (as well as today's hypertext language) the memex can bee seen as the basis of the Personal Computer.


"The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability; and something is bound to come of it."

By taking certain forms of information storage, Bush encouraged scientists to combine them and create a library index. Information would be stored on a series of micro film strips and, if recorded correctly in your personal code book, you could easily pull up your pre-recorded information.

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See also TheWikiAsAMemex

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