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week 2 web art and reading as we may think

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Written in 1945, Bush predicted in his article many inventions later on such as hypertext, personal computers, the Internet, the World Wide Web, voice recognition, and online encyclopedias.

Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified.

— Vannevar Bush

He also pointed out that people will create overload information that is too much to manually handle. Bush comes to his ultimate machine, “the memex,” and illuminates the ultimate problem: “Thus far we seem to be worse off than before—for we can enormously extend the record; yet even in its present bulk we can hardly consult it.

I always wonder if everything human have been created and will be created is already embed in human nature – a definite trail that continuous on.