The Web in…. 1934???

June 18, 2008 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

In the NY Times there is a fascinating article about the vision of the web– not in the 21st century however– this is from 1934.  Paul Otlet from Belgium had incredible insight and dreamed of an electronic society.  A quote from the article states:

“Since there was no such thing as electronic data storage in the 1920s, Otlet had to invent it. He started writing at length about the possibility of electronic media storage, culminating in a 1934 book, “Monde,” where he laid out his vision of a “mechanical, collective brain” that would house all the world’s information, made readily accessible over a global telecommunications network.”

Amazing!  Read the entire article in the NY TImes.


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  • 1. » The Web in…. 1934???  |  June 18, 2008 at 9:37 pm

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  • 2. Kari  |  July 15, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Wow. That is really interesting!!


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