[SIGCIS-Members] What inspired Bush's Memex?

Sarah T. Roberts sarah.roberts at ucla.edu
Tue Nov 15 21:58:35 PST 2022

You might find aspects of this article by Linda C. Smith address the issue, in part.



S a r a h  T.  R o b e r t s,  P h. D.

Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry | 
Co-Director, Minderoo Initiative on Technology & Power

Associate Professor
Department of Gender Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Labor Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Information Studies
School of Education & Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Behind the Screen (Yale University Press)

> On Nov 15, 2022, at 6:56 PM, Koblentz, Evan via Members <members at lists.sigcis.org> wrote:
> Does anyone have documentation, or good theories, about how/where Vannevar Bush was inspired to develop his ideas for the speculative Memex? I know that he was privy to the latest computer developments, but how did he make the jump from plugboards and punch cards to a virtual encyclopedia and hypertext?
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