Sometimes I wonder if my energy would be better spent trying to reason with you; I still hide notes for you to find.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.– Richard Feynman (as quoted in Hawking’s The Universe in a Nutshell)
As We May Think (Again)
Vannevar Bush’s prescient essay, As We May Think, first published nearly seven decades ago, paints a cogent picture of technological progress for the then coming future. It is striking to note the extent his prophecies’ realizations and the uncanny resemblance of their modern incarnations to the author’s original ideas. Contemporary information retrieval (IR) is ubiquitous and...