Lueskelin Vannevar Bushin As We May Think -artikkelia vuodelta 1945! Siinä ideoidaan aika hienosti nykypäivää:
Consider a future device for individual use, which is a sort of mechanized private file and library. It needs a name, and, to coin one at random, “memex” will do. A memex is a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.
Ihmiset voivat tallentaa Memexiin erilaisia asioiden ja tekstien välisiä yhteyksiä, tarkastella niitä myöhemmin uudelleen ja jakaa niitä toisilleen. Bloggaamisen ja Twitter-virran esiaste (?):
There is a new profession of trail blazers, those who find delight in the task of establishing useful trails through the enormous mass of the common record.
The inheritance from the master becomes, not only his additions to the world’s record, but for his disciples the entire scaffolding by which they were erected.