Posted by: bluesyemre | November 27, 2012

Viewpoint: How to invent in an age of information overload

Human brain graphic

  • In 1945, Vannevar Bush, the then-director of the United States Office of Scientific Research and Development, penned a poignant and prescient essay titled “As We May Think.” In it, he explores the challenges of information overload in an era of rapid technological innovation. More than half a century before blogging, instagramming, tweeting, and the rest of today’s ever-proliferating means of producing content, Bush laments the unmanageable scale of the recorded human experience.

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