Vannevar Bush

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Vannevar Bush, c1944.
From "As We May Think", Life, 1945.
From "As We May Think", Life, 1945.

Vannevar Bush (1890–1974) was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator. He was the initiator of the Manhattan Project, and is also known in engineering for his work on analog computers, for founding Raytheon, and for the memex, an adjustable microfilm viewer with a structure analogous to that of the World Wide Web.

Bush on memex[edit]

  • "Mechanization and the Record", Fortune, 1939. Contains the first published description of the memex. Later reworked into "As We May Think".
  • "As We May Think", Atlantic Monthly 176 (July 1945), pp 101-108. Condensed version with illustrations reprinted in Life (10 Sep 1945), pp 112-124. Repr. in Endless Horizons, Washington, D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1946, pp 16-38. [1], TXT. A copy of the article with Douglas Engelbart's notes in the margins, [2].
  • "Memex II", in From Memex to Hypertext, London: Academic Press, 1991. Manuscript draft dated August 1957.
  • "Memex Revisited", in Science Is Not Enough, New York: William Morrow, 1967, pp 75-101; reprinted in From Memex to Hypertext, London: Academic Press, 1991, pp 197-216; repr. in New Media, Old Media, eds. Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and ‎Thomas Keenan, Routledge, 2006, pp 85-95.

Collected writings[edit]

  • Endless Horizons, Washington, D.C.: Public Affairs Press, 1946. Collection of papers and addresses.
  • Science Is Not Enough, New York: William Morrow, 1967, 192 pp.
  • James Nyce, Paul Kahn (eds.), From Memex to Hypertext: Vannevar Bush and the Mind's Machine, London: Academic Press, 1991.
    • Da Memex a hypertext: Vannevar Bush e la Macchina della Mente, Padova: Franco Muzzio, 1992, 270 pp. (Italian) [4]

On Bush and memex[edit]

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