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Vannevar Bush and Memex

[ Picture, Vannevar Bush ]

Vannevar Bush was a scientist and inventor, and is known most for his creation of the first Differential Analyzer in 1931: a machine that could solve two third-order differential equations simultaneously. Less known, and perhaps just as important, was Bush's plan for a device he called Memex.

While working on projects such as the Differential Analyzers, Bush became more interested in the same area Wells had in the 1930's: the overwhelming amount of academic information and literature that was being published.


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