Building a Modern Memex
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 a premature end.
He’ll be going over the history of the Memex and demoing his own version by showing what type of queries, organizing tools, and visualization are available.