What is Memex?

Memex is the name of the hypothetical electromechanical device that Vannevar Bush described in his 1945 article “As We May Think”. Bush envisioned the memex as a device in which individuals would compress and store all of their books, records, and communications, “mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility”. The individual was supposed to use the memex as an automatic personal filing system, making the memex “an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memex
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