Paterson, Memex, and Hypertext

Crawford, T. Hugh
December 1996
American Literary History;Winter1996, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p665
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article states that on October 4, 1946 William Carlos Williams received an honorary LLD from the University of Buffalo. Awed by the company with whom he shared the dais, he was particularly impressed by Vannevar Bush, later noting, "Among the rest the man Bush, the head of the atomic bomb project, was the most interesting to me. I liked him at once. It is amazing what he and his associates have accomplished-looked at simply as work, as brains." Bush's 1945 essay entitled "As We May Think," published in both the Atlantic Monthly and Life, sketched out plans for an associative information retrieval system called the memex.


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