Memex is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed

In 1945, Vannevar Bush proposed the idea of memex, a mechanical device that would store books, records, and communications and allow users to create trails linking from one document to another. Although the web is often assumed to be an advanced version of memex, it falls short of Bush’s original vision. On the web, documents are not editable or annotatable, and hyperlinks are controlled by the original authors. However, the concept of memex is still relevant today, as we live in a knowledge economy and can create our own memex using shared folders and various software tools. Although there are more advanced applications inspired by memex, interoperability and ease of use are key factors in their success. Creating a memex involves organizing and summarizing content, and while it may not be easy or glamorous work, it can greatly enhance productivity and collaboration.,-it%27s-just-not-evenly-distributed.html

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