Andrew Louis is a software developer from Toronto, Canada. After learning about the Memex and finding out that it was never built in 1945, he decided to try to build one. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of ShopLocket, an ecommerce startup acquired in 2014.
The Memex was proposed in 1945 as the ultimate organizational tool. The desk-sized device would store a user’s personal library and allow for information to be searched, organized, connected together with hyperlinks, and shared.
Without a device like this, its creator suggested, our species would drown in information overload and come to …