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September 28, 2006

Bush, ''As We May Think''

It's hard to believe it was written in 1945. The article was about how knowledge would eventually become accessible at the touch of a finger. Bush predicted a lot of the technology we have now: speech recognition, Wikipedia "A library of a million volumes could be compressed into one end of a desk", hypertext, computers and the Internet.

Posted by Kayla Sawyer at September 28, 2006 11:47 PM

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You're right... he actually started getting some of these ideas in the 1930s, but put them aside until after WWII was over.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 29, 2006 09:22 AM

Kayla, I love the irony that your blog is called "Shameless Digressions" and yet you are so concise in making your points...always good stuff.

This is a skill (whittling my entries down) that I hope to develop by the end of December.

Posted by: Cherie at September 29, 2006 01:01 PM

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