Vannevar Bush writes a literary sandwich!
"But there are signs of a change as new and powerful instrumentalities come into use."
I too, agree that this article was inconcise, boring, and drawn out. I would say that it was like a sandwich! It was one idea, as the meat, and everything around it were the two thickest slices of texas toast to ever be known to man.
Bush was right that technology was on the verge of a revelation. Things were happening that could only lead to one thing: A Technological Revolution. Okay, good observation, Vannevar Bush. This technology would be frowned upon as it broke the plane of the population, because it would seem useless. Yet, it was almost as if the author knew this uselessness would pass, and the technology would be accepted in society.
That is the point that I got from the paper. She could have minimized the essay to about 1.5 pages. It was not concise, and at some points, the points she was making weren't even clear. That's two strikes, Vannevar. Watch out.
I think someone needs to tell her that big words ≠ good writing. This paper boggled my mind. Technology, in 1945, was hard enough to grasp. Why write this paper using vocabulary that would only further confuse us? I think that's three strikes. You're out, Vannevar Bush. (Nice name, by the way...) bahaha.